Dr. Malika Hamadi is a Senior Lecturer in Finance and is currently Director of the PhD Finance Programme at Birmingham Business School. Malika holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. She previously held posts at Surrey Business School, Leicester School of Business, the Department of Business and Economics - University of Sassari, Italy, and the Luxembourg School of Finance - University of Luxembourg. Her research is in corporate finance, corporate governance, banking/microfinance. Her work is published in top leading journals such as Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking, Journal of Empirical Finance among other journals.