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Dr Chelsea Yao

Senior Lecturer

Chelsea Yao

The Management School



Tel: +44 1524 510731


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Dr Chelsea Yao is Associate Professor in Accounting and Finance and Director of PhD program at Lancaster University Management School. She was Visiting Research Professor in 2015 and hold the same position from 2019-2023 at New York University Stern School of Business. She received her PhD in Finance from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and Master in Finance from Durham University, United Kingdom.

She has published on momentum, contrarian, seasonality, mutual funds and firm’s ESG performance. Her current research interests lie in ESG ratings, fund’s ESG disclosure, mutual funds and ETFs’ trading. Her work has been accepted to present at top conferences including AFA, EFA and SFS Cavalcade. She serves as a referee for various journals and as an organizer and reviewer for conference committees.


MSc in Finance (Durham University), PhD in Finance (University of Melbourne)

Professional Role

Director of PhD program

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