Dionysia joined the University of Stirling in August 2009. She holds a PhD in Finance from the University of Edinburgh Business School (November 2010), an MSc in Finance from the University of Cyprus (June 2005) and a BSc (Hons) degree in Business Administration with minor in Accounting and Finance from the Athens University of Economics and Business (September 2003). Before joining the division, she was an INTACCT Early Stage Researcher, based at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana. Past academic positions held include a post as tutor in finance at the University of Edinburgh Business School, tutor in finance at Heriot-Watt University and teaching assistant at the University of Cyprus.
Research Grants / Scholarships
05/2012: £2,000, Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, (sole applicant) “Worldwide IFRS adoption and convergence”.
10/2011: £1,000 Scottish Accountancy Trust for Education and Research (SATER), (sole applicant), “Mandatory adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) by EU listed firms: the determinants of improved comparability”.
06/2011: £15,970 Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), (with I. Tsalavoutas and P. André), “Worldwide IFRS adoption and convergence: mandated disclosures and the financial statement effects of IFRS 3, IAS 36 and IAS 38”.
06/2011: £1,980 Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) 2011, (with I. Tsalavoutas and P. André), “Mandatory adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) by EU listed firms: the determinants of improved comparability”.
06/2010: £2,078 Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, (sole applicant), “The value relevance and information content of inventory components before and after the IFRS adoption: Evidence from the UK”.
01/2010: £750 ICAS, (with I. Tsalavoutas), “Prices leading earnings: the influence of quantity of mandatory disclosures”.
01/2009: €15,000 Marie Currie funding (approx.), Joining INTACCT network as an early stage researcher to investigate the implications on IFRS adoption.
09/2005: £36,000 Kinross Scholarship, 36-month departmental funding for PhD studies in Finance at Heriot-Watt University, Accounting and Finance, “Evidence and primary and secondary equity placings in the UK”, (PhD transfer to University of Edinburgh).
09/2003: €2,500 Cyprus State Scholarship Foundation (approx.), Funding for post-graduate studies (MSc) at the University of Cyprus, department of Public and Business Administration.
Ad-hoc reviews to academic journals
Journal of Banking and Finance (JBF)
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (JEBO)
International Journal of Accounting (IJA)
European Journal of Finance (EJoF)
British Accounting Review (BAR)
European Accounting Review (EAR)
Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change (JAOC)
Multinational Finance Journal (MFJ)
Accounting in Europe (AinE)
Conference / Workshop presentations
European Accounting Association EAA 2015, 2013, 2010, 2009, 2008
Multinational Finance Society Conference MFS 2015, 2013, 2011
Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference (La Trobe University Melbourne) 2012
Financial Reporting and Business Communication FRBC Conference 2012, 2010
British Accounting and Finance Association BAFA Scottish Area 2013, 2008
British Accounting and Finance Association BAFA 2011, 2009
European Financial Management Association EFMA 2009
INTACCT Workshops 2010, 2009
PhD Colloquium Monash University 2009
Accounting and Finance PhD Colloquium Scottish Area 2008, 2007, 2006
Dec. 2014: 1st IASB Research Forum, Oxford University
June 2014: SGSS PhD Summer School, University of Edinburgh Business School
Jan 2014: FARSIG Symposium, ACCA
Madura, Jeff & Fox, Roland, International Financial Management, 3rd Edition, Thomson.
Alexander Mihailov and Miguel León-Ledesma, Advanced International Macroeconomics and Finance, chapters 10 & 12, Oxford University Press.
Empirical corporate finance including seasoned equity offerings (SEOs) and capital structure, abnormal performance and distress.
Market based accounting including cost-of-equity, financial comparability and earnings management.