Honorary Fellows

Hanken Centre of Accounting, Finance and Governance has created an academic informal collaboration network of established researchers within the subjects of Accounting, Finance and Governance: The AFG Centre Honorary Fellows.

The AFG Centre Honorary Fellows are presented one by one on the Centre's LinkedIn page starting in February 2021. More detailed information on the AFG Centre Honorary Fellows is updated here as the presentations proceed.


Tom Berglung, AFG Centre Honorary Fellow

Tom Berglund

University: Hanken School of Economics (Professor Emeritus)
Current research interests: Corporate governance, transparency, stock market liquidity, stock returns


Tom Berglund is Affiliated Researcher and Professor Emeritus at Hanken School of Economics where he was Director of Hanken Centre for Corporate Governance until 2018. He is member of the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, previous chairperson of the Nordic Corporate Governance Network, past president of the European Finance Association and past member of the Advisory Board in Economics for the Ministry of Finance in Finland. He has written a number of scientific articles published in peer reviewed international journals on asset pricing as well as on corporate governance.  His experience of  board memberships include eleven years on the board of Sampo Plc, one of the largest listed Nordic companies. His present research interest is focused on institutional ownership and corporate governance.

Orthodoxia Kyriacou, AFC Centre Honorary Fellow

Orthodoxia Kyriacou

University: Middlesex University London
Current research interests: Accounting Education, Ethnicity and Gender Issues in Accounting, Accounting Profession, Accounting Representations, Oral History


Orthodoxia Kyriacou graduated from the University of East London with a BA(Hons) in Accounting and Finance before she completed an MA in Communications Policy Studies at City University, London. Orthodoxia then obtained a three year full-time bursary to pursue a PhD in Accounting at the University of East London. Her PhD explored issues relating to 'Gender, Ethnicity and Professional Membership in the UK Accounting Profession' (2000).

Orthodoxia is an Associate Professor in Accounting at the Business School. She is currently on secondment to the School of Education at Middlesex University working with the DProf Transdisciplinary Team supervising DProf candidates. Orthodoxia has extensive experience of successfully supervising both Doctoral students and DProf students in a wide range of Accounting and Business areas including; Creative Accounting, International Accounting Standards, Outsourcing, Management Accounting and the Balance Score Card. In addition she has also served as both internal and external examiner to over twenty PhD’s and DProf’s in business related areas.

Orthodoxia's teaching specialism is Accounting Theory, which is taught across all accounting undergraduate degrees. The module concentrates on providing students with a critical awareness of fundamental theoretical issues and perspectives relating to accounting.
In addition, Orthodoxia has extensive Programme Leader experience, having served as;
-       Programme Leader for BA(Hons) Accounting and Finance degree from 2006-2014.
-       Programme Leader for MSc Investment and Finance 2003-2006.
-       Curriculum Leader for Postgraduate Finance 2003-2003.

Orthodoxia has also served as external examiner for a number of institutions both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels including; Royal Holloway, Suffolk University, Queen Mary University and London Metropolitan University.
Orthodoxia is currently on the editorial boards of ‘Accounting Education: An International Perspective’, and ‘Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal’. She is also a verified journal reviewer



Gregor Dorfleitner Honorary Fellow

Gregor Dorfleitner

University: University of Regensburg
Current research interests: sustainable finance, FinTech, impact investing, digital finance


Prof. Dr. Gregor Dorfleitner pursued graduate work in mathematics and business administration at the University of Augsburg, from which he received his Ph.D. in 1998. He completed his habilitation in the field of business administration in 2003. From 2004 to 2007 he was a professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Since 2007 he has held the positions of Chair of Finance and Director of the Center of Finance at the University of Regensburg. Since 2010 he has been an associate researcher of the Centre of European research in microfinance (CERMi) in Belgium. In 2020 he was appointed Editorial Board Member of the Review of Managerial Science and Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Accounting Research. His research focuses on sustainable investments, green finance, investment decisions, microfinancing and FinTech. Professor Dorfleitner has published more than 60 articles in international peer-reviewed scholarly journals.

Pablo de Andrés, AFG Centre Honorary Fellow

Pablo de Andrés

University: Autonoma University of Madrid
Current research interests: corporate finance, corporate governance, investment crowdfunding, and real options


Pablo de Andrés (Ph.D., University of Valladolid, 1995) is a Professor of Finance, and the Head of the Finance Department at the Autonoma University of Madrid. He is a Research Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), and has been Visiting Researcher at Harvard University in 2009 and Visiting Scholar at the Cass Business School (City University London) between 2012 and 2014.

His interest in corporate governance started early in his career,  as he was awarded the European Investment Bank Prize for young researchers (1997) for his work "Financial system models, corporate governance and capital investment in OECD countries: Some stylized facts”. Since then, he has published his research in international Journals, like the Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, or Business Research Quarterly, among others. In the last years, he is specially interested in the interface between corporate governance, finance and technology.

Michael Dorff Honorary is a Honorary Fellow of Hanken AFG Centre

Michael Dorff

University: Southwestern Law School
Current research interests: corporate purpose, benefit corporations, social enterprise


Michael Dorff is the Michael & Jessica Downer Chair and the Director of the Technology Law and Entrepreneurship Program at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. He has also taught at UCLA School of Law and at Rutgers Law School. He formerly served as the Associate Dean for Research at Southwestern. Professor Dorff’s research focuses primarily on corporate governance (especially executive compensation), corporate purpose, social enterprise, and the philosophy of law and economics. Professor Dorff’s book on executive compensation, Indispensable and Other Myths: Why the CEO Pay Experiment Failed, and How to Fix It was published by the University of California Press in 2014. His writing has appeared or been discussed in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Economist, The New Yorker, The Huffington Post, Politico, Slate, The Los Angeles Times, and Fortune.

Victoria Clout, Hanken AFG Centre's Honorary Fellow

Victoria Clout

University: UNSW Sydney
Current research interests: capital markets, disclosure, innovation


Victoria Clout is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Accounting at UNSW Sydney. Victoria has a demonstrated track record of working on high quality research projects within the areas of corporate governance, financial accounting and corporate finance. She is a PhD qualified academic, with analytical skills, a track record in high quality research design, accounting knowledge, and extensive  experience in active learning. Victoria's research has relevance to the accounting industry, market regulators and investors. Victoria is an Associate Editor on two research journals: Accounting & Finance; and Accounting Research Journal. She is the social media engagement manager for The Australian Journal of Management and Accounting & Finance. Victoria's research investigates decisions of executives and managers about firm accounting information and disclosures which are relied upon by capital markets participants in making decisions. The aim of this research is to provide evidence for investors and other users of financial statements about the influence of these choice on the disclosures with a view to protecting a fair and transparent disclosure regime. Victoria's current teaching interests include financial accounting, corporate accounting, financial accounting theory and financial statement analysis.


Susanne Leitner-Hanetseder

Susanne Leitner-Hanetseder  (Kepler University)

University: Johannes Kepler Universität Linz and University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Current research interests: Risk Reporting, Artificial Intelligence, Consolidation


Prof. Dr. Susanne Leitner-Hanetseder is Lecturer in Accounting at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz and Professor of Accounting at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria in Steyr. Her research focuses on the digitalization and automation in accounting and finance based on AI-driven technologies. In this, she looks at the digital transformation of the accountancy profession and on the recognition of Big Data within financial statements. As part of her field research, she observes the digital transformation of finance departments within companies. Before her academic career she as gained extensive experience in the financial industry in various positions. Prof. Leitner-Hanetseder is a recurring guest professor at the Hanken School of Economics in the field of International Accounting. She is the author of several high-profile papers in the field of AI-based accounting transformation.

James M. Chen

James M. Chen  (Michigan State University)

University: Michigan State University
Research interests: Machine learning, mathematical finance, public finance


James M Chen is an attorney and professor of law with a quarter-century of experience in the law of regulated industries, economics, and regulatory policy. James Ming Chen holds the Justin Smith Morrill Chair in Law at Michigan State University College of Law and is of counsel to the Technology Law Group, a Washington, DC based firm specialising in telecommunications law. Professor Chen is a prolific scholar and leader in the legal academy. He served as dean of the University of Louisville School of Law from 2007 to 2012. In November 2012, National Jurist magazine named Chen one of the 25 most influential people in legal education.

Bonnie Buchanan

Bonnie Buchanan  (University of Surrey)

University: Surrey Business School, University of Surrey
Research interests: FinTech, AI in financial services, securitisation, CSR and corporate governance.


Professor Bonnie Buchanan is the Head of the Department of Finance and Accounting at the Surrey Business School and a Professor of Finance. She is also a member of the Centre of Digital Economy. In 2018-2019, Professor Buchanan served as the Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair of Business and Economics at the Hanken School of Economics, Finland. Prior to this, Professor Buchanan worked at Seattle University where she was the Howard Bosanko Professor in International Finance and Economics and the George Albers Professor.

Professor Buchanan has published in leading international journals including the Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Business Ethics, American Business Law Journal. Her research on shareholder proposals has been recognised with the Hoeber Memorial Award for Outstanding Article in American Business Law Journal and her work has been cited in the Financial Times. She has research expertise in FinTech, AI in financial services, securitisation, CSR and corporate governance. Professor Buchanan also appears in the media on FinTech and AI issues.

James Guthrie

James Guthrie (Macquarie University)

University: Macqaurie University
Current research interests: intellectual capital, social and environmental accounting, public sector
accounting, professional associations.


James Guthrie is a Professor in the Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance. James has held positions at various Australian and Italian universities, in a career in accounting education that spans more than 35 years. He is editor of the highly regarded interdisciplinary accounting journal, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability. He was Head of Academic Relations at Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand from 2008 to 2017, engaging with accounting academics and other stakeholders in the Australian and New Zealand higher education systems and providing thought leadership to benefit the wider accounting profession.

Lee D. Parker

Lee Parker (RMIT University)

University: RMIT University and University of Glasgow
Research interests: Strategic Management and control, Corporate Governance, Accounting and Management History, Social and Environmental Accountability, Public/Nonprofit Sector Audit and Accountability, Qualitative and Historical Research Methodology, Sharing, Economy Governance and Accountability, Office Design, Efficiency and Accountability


Professor Parker is Research Professor of Accounting at the University of Glasgow and is an RMIT Distinguished Professor in Accounting in the School of Accounting at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

His research has been published in over 200 articles and books on management and accounting, with a Google Scholar H score of 68 and cited in over 17,000 publications. Scopus SkiVal lists him as the highest published scholar in the accounting discipline globally. He is joint founding editor of the ISI listed interdisciplinary research journal Accounting Auditing & Accountability Journal (Citescore top 10 journal and Australian Business Deans Council A* ranked) and serves on over 20 journal editorial boards internationally.

He is a distinguished expert advisor to the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research at the University of St Andrews, and research advisor/assessor to universities, government research granting bodies and professional associations internationally. He is a 2020 member of the Australian Accounting Hall of Fame and a 2016 Hall of Fame Member of the Australian Centre For Social and Environmental Accounting Research.

His academic leadership roles have included President of the Academy of Accounting Historians (USA), the American Accounting Association (AAA) Public Interest section, Vice-President International of the AAA and chair of its centennial celebrations taskforce. He has also been Deputy Chair of the Australian Institute of Management Board and Chair and President of CPA Australia’s South Australian Divisional board.

Per-Christen Tronnes

Per-Christen Tronnes  (UNSW)

University: UNSW Business School
Current research interest: Economics of Auditing


Per Christen Tronnes is a Senior Lecturer in the UNSW Business School. Before joining UNSW, Per has been a research fellow at the Institute for Accounting, Auditing and Tax at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. Per also worked as an accountant at the Reserve Bank of Australia before returning to academia. Per's current teaching interests are in the area of financial reporting.

David Hall

David Hall (AUT)

University: Auckland University of Technology
Current research interest: climate change, borders and digital futures


Dr David Hall is a policy researcher with a focus on climate change, land use, and just transitions. He is Senior Lecturer at AUT University's School of Social Sciences & Public Policy, Founding Director of the Climate Innovation Lab, Principal Investigator for AUT’s Living Laboratories Programme of nature-based solutions, a member of the Technical Working Group for Aotearoa Circle's Sustainable Finance Forum, and member of the Forestry Ministerial Advisory Group for the New Zealand Government. He contributes to the theory and practice of climate action in Aotearoa New Zealand, including the conceptual design for the tree-planting initiative Trees That Count, co-authoring the Climate Finance Landscape report for the Ministry for the Environment, and editing an essay collection on just transitions entitled A Careful Revolution: Towards a Low-Emissions Future.

Elaine Harris

Elaine Harris (University of Roehampton)

University: University of Roehampton
Current research interest: sustainability in business acquisitions and project appraisal, structuration theory


Elaine Harris is Emerita Professor of Accounting and Management at the University of Roehampton, London, where she also headed up the Accounting and Management Control research group and ran the Business School doctoral programme until September 2021. Over the last 20 years her research has included management control, strategic investment decision-making and project risk appraisal. She edited the 2018 Routledge Companion to Performance Management and Control, which contains 28 chapters co-authored with over 50 contributors, including many world-renowned researchers. It goes beyond the usual discussion of performance management in accounting and finance, to consider strategic management, human behaviour and performance management in different countries and contexts. Her latest research includes a comparative analysis of the strategic investment decisions in two London-based universities, and the decisions made by sell-side analysts, both viewed through the lens of strong structuration theory. Ongoing work also explores sustainability in business acquisitions and project appraisal. Elaine is an honorary Professor at Aston Business School, where she chairs the Management Accounting Research Group (MARG) conference committee and is chair of the Management Control Association and associate editor of the British Accounting Review. She was awarded a lifetime achievement award (2020) by the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) and continues to lead the BAFA research mentoring scheme.