Professor Kathleen Walsh

Professor Kathy Walsh is a Finance Professor and the Associate Dean (Research and Innovation) at the UTS Business School and has a critical role in fostering a vibrant culture of rigorous, relevant and impactful research.  She also oversees six multidisciplinary research centres in the UTS Business School that work collaboratively with industry to deliver transdisciplinary research that enhances societal wellbeing.  Her extensive experience in research leadership includes prior roles as the Research Director for the Centre for International Finance and Regulation and as the President of Finance Research Network (FIRN).


Kathy is also widely recognised for her pioneering research in the field of Chinese capital markets, with a particular focus on the internationalisation of the Renminbi (RMB).  She holds a PhD in finance from the Australian Graduate School of Management and a first-class Honours Degree in Finance from Curtin University. Her academic career spans over two decades, during which she has held various academic roles such as the ANU, Sydney University and UNSW. Prior to her academic career, Kathy worked for 10 years in the financial services sector and this practical experience has greatly informed her research leadership.