Our people

Our people


Professor Martina Linnenluecke

Professor Martina Linnenluecke's research interests focus on the strategic and financial implications of corporate adaptation and resilience to climate change impacts. Martina is the author of The Climate Resilient Organization and has extensive experience in working with government and industry on organisational climate adaptation strategies, assessments and planning.

Deputy Director

Dr Layla Branicki

Dr Layla Branicki is an interdisciplinary researcher specialising in individual and organisational resilience, and the factors that enable people and businesses to cope with extreme events. Layla has a strong track record in winning and successfully delivering funded interdisciplinary research. She was a co-investigator on the first major project in the United Kingdom to examine the existing capacity of organisations, and networks of organisations, to manage emergencies. She was a co-investigator on the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council funded project 'Game Theory and Adaptive Networks for Smart Evacuations' and a workstream lead on the Economic and Social Research Council funded project 'The Summer After the Floods'.

Key academic staff

Dr Jianlei Han

Dr Jianlei Han joined Macquarie University in February 2018. He completed his PhD in finance at the University of Queensland and was lecturer at the School of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania. He obtained a masters degree in statistics from Renmin University of China and a bachelor degree in applied mathematics and statistics from Tongji University (China). Jianlei’s current research interests include economic policy uncertainty, environmental finance, and empirical corporate finance.

Dr Terry Pan

Dr Zheyao (Terry) Pan joined Macquarie University in December 2017. He completed his PhD in finance at the University of Queensland and was a lecturer in the Department of Accountancy and Finance, University of Otago (New Zealand). He obtained a masters degree in economics from Xiamen University (China) and a bachelor degree in economics from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (China). Terry’s current research interests include asset pricing tests, environmental finance, and empirical corporate finance.

Associate Professor Clara Zhou

Associate Professor Clara Zhou has expertise in environmental finance, corporate finance and investment. Her specific research interests include the connection of these areas with asset pricing, cost of capital, risk management, liquidity and equity return. Her recent research agenda focuses on corporate capital structure instability and corporate business model changes, as well as big data analytics of corporate reports and media coverage.

International collaboration

We have established successful collaborations with leading experts – including Professor Bob Whaley (Vanderbilt University, United States), Professor Baljit Sidhu (University of Sydney) and Professor Matthew Richardson (New York University Stern School of Business) – and with a research network of colleagues across Europe, North America and Australasia. There are 9 PhD students in the area who are being supervised by the Macquarie-based team.

International collaborations

Research students

  • Anguo Wang
    Real options and clean technology opportunities
  • Bruce Mortimer
    Long-range planning in Australia's urban water sector – how do business leaders integrate strategic analysis into decision making
  • Danny Zhao Xiang Huang
    Doing good and good returns – how and to what extent does developing and implementing ESG (environment, social, governance) principles impact the profitability and cost of capital of firms?
  • June Cao
    The influence of Chinese unique conceptual factors on IFRS conversion
  • Martin Groen
    Zero growth: Implications for economic demand and the global financial system
  • Vincent Maxwell
    Clean tech: Economic adaptation or appropriation
  • Luluk Widyawati  
    The role of sustainability reporting in improving corporate performance
  • Roxana Pincheira
    Environmental risk: Planetary boundaries and implications for capital markets
  • Yi Ding
    Environmental alpha, beta and delta
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