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Research interests

Hanwen is an Associate Professor of Finance at School of Management, University of Bath. Her research interests mainly lie in the areas of corporate finance and corporate governance, with a special focus on the topics of insider trading, short selling, institutional investors, corporate innovation, and ESG issues. Her work has been published in a range of peer-reviewed ABS 4*/4/3 journals, such as Research Policy, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance and Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, among others. Her research project has been funded by the British Academy, as the principal investigator.  


Teaching interests

Hanwen is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has a wide range of teaching interests including Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, and Empirical Finance. She has taught various modules across undergraduate, postgraduate, and executive levels both in the U.K. and China. She is also actively supervising Ph.D. students with research interests in the corporate finance area. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


  • Insider Trading
  • Short Selling
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance


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