Dr Jia holds MSc. Management (Finance) (distinction) from Swansea University, UK and Phd. Management from University of Bath. Prior to coming to the UK, Dr. Jia worked for underwriting departments of the Tai Ping insurance company based in Shanghai. Dr Jia has been publishing her work in leading academic finance journal.
Her research mainly concerns the fields of financial economics and empirical finance. Current topics of interest include: interface between risk management and strategic finance; application of asset pricing and accounting based valuation models in emerging markets.