Katja is a Sciential Associate Professor in the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies at UNSW Business School. She joined UNSW in November 2011 after completing her Co-tutelle PhD in Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany and Macquarie University Sydney. Prior to her PhD studies, Katja has completed MSc in Mathematics and Statistics from Humboldt University Berlin, Germany as well as Glasgow University, UK. Katja’s research interests lie in the area of quantitative finance, in particular, financial econometrics, derivative pricing and risk management. Katja performs empirical research in financial markets, commodity and energy markets, and insurance. Katja has published her research in the top tier international journals such as Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Energy Economics and Insurance: Mathematics and Economics among others.