Xianmin Liu

Dr Xianmin Liu

Lecturer in Finance

Xianmin Liu is a Lecturer in Finance at Greenwich Business School, University of Greenwich, with a research focus on corporate finance (especially M&A), sustainable finance, and corporate governance. He received his PhD degree in Finance and Certificate in Learning & Teaching (Distinction) from Queen Mary University of London, UK. Before that, he obtained his MSc in Management Science (Accounting) from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies and MPA from University of Maryland, College Park, US. He started as the role of Lecturer in Finance (Teaching and Research) at University of Greenwich since September 2023.

Responsibilities within the university

Module tutor: Personal and Professional Development (PPD, BSc), Introduction to Finance and Economics (BSc), Foundations of Scholarship (MSc), Principles of Finance (MSc).

Personal tutor for a group of first-year Business with Finance undergraduate students.

Actively engage in research activities, including but not limited to presentations at top finance conferences (FMA, EFMA, IFABS, etc.) and potential publications in high-ranking finance journals (ABS 3 or 4)


Research Studentship at Queen Mary University of London (2019)


Associate Fellowship, AdvanceHE (AFHEA)

Research / Scholarly interests

Xianmin’s research interests include corporate finance (M&A), corporate social responsibility (CSR)/ESG, innovation, sustainable finance, corporate governance, digital transformation, and textual analysis.


2023 FMA Annual Meeting, Chicago, US

IFABS 2023 Oxford Conference, Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK

EFMA 2023 Annual Meeting, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, UK

IFABS 2022 Naples Conference, Naples, Italy

2022 AFA PhD Student Poster Session (Online)