Essex Business School
My current research looks at investigating whether returns to investment on the stock market can be predicted. Although finance theory, in the form of the Efficient Market Hypothesis, suggests it cannot the data suggest otherwise and this is what I explore using rigorous econometric methods.
On a practical level it may help identify important predictors of stock market returns which will help for example pension providers to improve returns for their members. On a purely theoretical level, the econometric techniques that I am developing have wider applicability than this one area of application.
I have published over 100 articles in leading peer-reviewed academic journals. I have held several external research grants. I am editor of the leading journal in my field and sit on a number of other editorial boards.
Outreach and dissemination both within the university and more widely is key here. As a university community we need to do more to encourage both internal and external research seminar series as well as other networking events with external partners and organisations, as well as encouraging staff to attend leading international conferences and events and to disseminate their work as widely as possible both within the academic community and beyond.
How these things are best done will of course vary widely across subjects.