Dr Elizabeth Zhu
Elizabeth Zhu
Senior Lecturer
  • PhD (ANU)
  • MSc , Finance ( University of Leicester)
  • BA, Commerce (Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics)
+61 7 334 68001
Room 350, Colin Clark Building, St. Lucia Campus


  • Research

Elizabeth’s main research interest is in the area of Corporate Finance. The topics of her previous and current empirical work are on Capital structure, Corporate governance, Financial constraint, and Entrepreneurial Finance. Her articles have appeared in journals including the ABACUS, Accounting and Finance, Australian Journal of Management, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Pacific-Basin Finance Journal.

  • Teaching

FINM7401 Finance (Postgraduate), FINM2401 Financial Management (Undergraduate).

  • Honours/PhD supervision interest

Elizabeth is keen to supervise students on research of Corporate Finance.

Research interests

Capital Finance
Capital structure, Corporate governance, Financial constraint, Entrepreneurial Finance


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  • FMA


Aug-16 - ABACUS 2015 Best Paper Award
Jul-13 - E. Yetton Prize–2012 Australian Journal of Management the Best Paper Award

Major research grants

Title Agency Year Amount
Access to CSMAR (China Stock Market and Accounting Research) and Bloomberg International Research Databases UQ Major Equipment and Infrastructure 2017 $86,360
The real effects of debt covenant violations: Evidence from a financial crisis. AFAANZ Research Grant 2016 $4,000
UQ Advancing Women Research Grant UQ 2015-2016 $2,000
2013/2014 AFAANZ Research Grant (Joint with Jennifer Gippel and Tom Smith) AFAANZ 2013-2014 $6,000
UQ New staff research grant UQ 2012-2014 $12,000