Dr Sherry Zhang

Dr Sherry Zhang

  • PhD in Finance, UNSW
  • MPhil in Finance, UNSW
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance), UNSW
Business School
School of Banking and Finance

I'm a Lecturer and Education Focused academic in the School of Banking & Finance, UNSW Business School. I obtained my PhD in Finance from UNSW.

I'm a passionate educator teaching at the tertiary level and seek to offer students a lively and inspiring learning experience. I have worked enthusiastically and effectively with students at both undersgratuate and postgratuate levels since 2018. I engage students through providing pastoral care and support that aim to alleviate barriers of learning. I have designed and delivered courses that integrate practical applications into academic learning. Meanwhile, I have introduced several new digital teaching initiatives and is closely involved in UNSW BCom and MCom program and course redesign and redevelopment.

UNSW Business School - Ref E12 Level 3, Office 308

  • 2022: EF Fellowship Support Funds
  • 2022: BCom Majors Course Development Funds
  • 2022: EF Teaching Support Grant
  • 2022: EF Career Development Funding

  • Values in Action Award 2021
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) and UNSW Business School top-up scholarships 2015
  • Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS) scholarship 2015
  • UNSW Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) 2014


  • 2022 The Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) annual conference
  • 2019 Journal of Law, Finance and Accounting Conference
  • 2017 FMA Asia Pacific Conference

PhD Thesis: Essays on Corporate Ownership Structure, Insider Trading, and Index Fund voting Patterns

Working Paper: Globalization and Insider Trading: Evidence from Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions

My Teaching

Courses I have taught include 

  • COMM1180 Value Creation
  • FINS3630 Bank Financial Management
  • FINS3616 International Business Finance
  • FINS5530 Financial Institution Management
  • FINS5516 International Corporate Finance