Dr Ihtisham Malik

Lecturer in Finance

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
+61 7 344 31248


Ihtisham is a Lecturer in Finance at the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. He earned his Phd from University of Queensland in 2020 and was recipient of highly competitive International Post-graduate Research Scholarship and UQ Centennial Scholarship. Ihtisham has a decade-long teaching experience, in and outside of Australia. During this time, he has taught different undergraduate and postgraduate finance courses (such as Asset Pricing, Managerial Finance, Derivatives and Banking, to name a few) in both face-to-face and online modes. Currently, Ihtisham is working with Executive Education at The University of Queensland Business School where he is Academic Lead for the joint public sector finance program with the Queensland Treasury Corporation.

Ihtisham is also actively involved in finance research and has published scholarly work pertaining to climate risk, asset pricing, and insider trading in a number of highly ranked academic journals. He has secured several internal and external travel grants, from within UQ, and other prestigious organizations (e.g., American Finance Association), to present his research findings internationally. Recently, one of his research papers won Best PhD paper award at Financial Research Network (FIRN) Doctoral symposium.


  • Doctor of Philosophy of Finance, The University of Queensland
  • Masters (Research) of Science in Management Scienc, COMSATS University Islamabad
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology


  • Faff, Robert, Mathuva, David, Brosnan, Mark, Hoffmann, Sebastian, Albu, Catalin, Ali, Searat, Axelsen, Micheal, Cornwell, Nikki, Gepp, Adrian, Gill, Chelsea, Honey, Karina, Malik, Ihtisham, Mehrotra, Vishal, Moses, Olayinka, Ratiu, Raluca Valeria, Tan, David and Tuszkiewicz, Maciej Andrzej (2023). Pitching business school researcher profiles. Journal of Accounting Literature. doi: 10.1108/jal-10-2022-0105

  • Treepongkaruna, Sirimon, Chan, Kam Fong and Malik, Ihtisham (2023). Climate policy uncertainty and the cross-section of stock returns. Finance Research Letters, 55 (Part A) 103837, 1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.frl.2023.103837

  • Zaman, Rashid, Asiaei, Kaveh, Nadeem, Muhammad, Malik, Ihtisham and Arif, Muhammad (2023). Board demographic, structural diversity, and eco-innovation: International evidence. Corporate Governance: An International Review. doi: 10.1111/corg.12545

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