Dr Ronán Feehily wins UC Business School Early Career Researcher Award

19 September 2018

The 2018 recipient of the UC Business School Early Career Researcher Award is Dr Ronán Feehily, senior lecturer in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems.

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Ronan Feehily

This is a huge achievement as in order to receive the award an academic needs to be within eight years of teaching, hold the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, and be eligible for assessment in the PBRF. 

Ronán Feehily has a range of experiences already in his research career. He has worked as an academic on three continents and his publications have a global reach. He is the author of 17 peer-reviewed journal articles in leading journals in the USA, UK and South Africa. He has also edited a book and co-authored a new edition of An Introduction to the Law of Contract in New Zealand. He has delivered nine conference papers at leading conferences in the UK and Africa covering various aspects of his research interests.

His research interests lie primarily in the field of international commercial dispute resolution. Additional research interests include corporate governance, international trade and legal education. His work was cited by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Regional Head for Asia and the Pacific as a major contribution to the advancement of rule-based commerce and to the promotion of multilateral trade and investment laws. His works have also been cited in South Africa and Ireland. 

What's next for Ronán?

Ronán is currently involved in an interdisciplinary project with Julia Wu, a lecturer in accounting, involving an investigation into institutional investors/shareholders and their experience with audit committees, and the impact it has on corporate governance in New Zealand.

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