Dr Filipa da Silva Fernandes

Dr Filipa da Silva Fernandes
Dr Filipa da Silva Fernandes
Dr Filipa da Silva Fernandes


Senior Lecturer

Accepting PhDs

Email Address
Telephone Number
+44 (0)1224 273417
Office Address

University of Aberdeen
Business School
S46 Edward Wright Building
Dunbar Street
Aberdeen AB24 3QY

Business School


Dr Filipa D S Fernandes is an Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Finance at the University of Aberdeen. Prior to joining the University of Aberdeen in 2018, Filipa was a Lecturer in Finance at Coventry University, UK. 

Filipa obtained a PhD in Finance from the University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Business School (Department of Economics) in 2016. Filipa also holds an MSc in Finance and a BSc in Economics from the University of the Algarve, Faculty of Economics, Portugal. 


  • BSc Economics 
    2008 - University of Algarve, Faculty of Economics, Portugal 
  • MSc Finance 
    2011 - University of Algarve, Faculty of Economics, Portugal 
  • PhD Finance 
    2016 - University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Business School, Economics department, Scotland, UK 
  • FHEA Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 
    2018 - Higher Education Academy 

Internal Memberships

  • Postgraduate Research Coordinator for the Finance group 
  • Line Manager
  • Personal Tutor

Research Overview

Financial Economics, Corporate Finance and Banking

Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Finance.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.

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Accepting PhDs

Research Specialisms

  • Applied Economics
  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Financial Economics

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Current Research

My research involves financial economics with a particular focus on firms' financial decisions under financial frictions. 


My current supervision areas are: Finance.

Current PhD Students:

  • Shehroz Azmat
  • Sowailem Al Sowailem
  • Yingfeng Ku
  • Azhuo Li
  • Haoyu Fang

Completed PhD Students:

  • Shee-Yee Khoo (completed 2021)

Teaching Responsibilities

  • BU5565:Empirical Methods in Finance Research (PG)

Previously taught courses

  • FI1004: Finance, Risk and Investment (UG)
  • FI2004: Business Finance 2 (UG)
  • P02508: Understanding Statistics
  • Financial Strategy and Investment Management (UG)
  • Principles of Financial Investment (UG)
  • Introduction to Business Economics (UG)
  • Introduction to Statistics (UG)
  • Quantitative Methods for Accounting and Finance (PG)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (PG) 
  • Advanced Portfolio Analysis (PG)

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