Congratulations to Professor Tom Smith from the Department of Applied Finance, who has been elected as one of 38 new Fellows of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.
Tom joins more than 700 members of the Academy, comprising Australia’s leading researchers and professionals across a wide variety of social science disciplines. Fellows are elected by their peers on the basis of internationally distinguished contribution to their field.
As one of Australia’s leading finance academics, Tom has had a busy year, and this honour is not his only notable achievement. Earlier in the year Tom was named as a Fellow and Life Member of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) as well as being awarded AFFANZ’s Outstanding Contribution to Education Award.
AFAANZ is the premier body representing the interests of accounting and finance academics and other persons interested in accounting and finance education and research in Australia and New Zealand. Its aim is to promote the study of accounting and finance disciplines to members and non-members.
Tom says that while all these accolades mean a lot to him, he is particularly pleased with ASSA Fellowship, as Tom – and a colleague from Bond University – are now the first and only two finance representatives on the Academy.
“I am delighted and humbled by these awards,” says Tom. “It’s very pleasing to see my work in environmental finance, asset pricing, derivatives and market microstructure recognised by such prestigious bodies.”