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Yang is a lecturer in Accounting and Finance within the Accounting & Finance discipline in the School of Business since 2020. Yang is the programme director for the Bachelor of Finance (BFin) and Bachelor of International Finance (BIFin) of the undergraduate programmes. Yang completed his Ph.D degree at Bangor University in the field of Accounting and Finance in 2018, Master's degree at the University of Exeter in Financial Analysis and Fund Management in 2014 and Bachelor's Degree in Accounting at the Edinburgh Napier University in 2013. Yang is a member of CPA (Australia).

Yang's current research interests include financial fraud, corporate governance, corporate finance, green finance and corporate social responsibility. Yang's research work has appeared in many internationally recognised journals such as British Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Accounting Forum, International Review of Financial Analysis, Business Strategy and the Environment etc. Yang is a member of editorial board at Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance. Yang also acts as the executive member of the Interdisciplinary Perspectives Special Interest Group (IPSIG) for the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA).

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 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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