Robert Leigh

Job Role
Lecturer in Accountancy and Finance

Biography

Robert is currently the Programme Lead and Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Wrexham Glyndwr University, and a Teaching Associate at the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. Before joining Wrexham, Robert studied at the University of Durham where he completed a MSc in Finance and Investment, and will soon submit his Ph.D. in Finance. Before studying Finance, Robert completed his BSc in Theoretical Physics at the University of Swansea.

Robert is currently the Managing Director of Greenway Real Estate LTD, a Buy-To-Let company which he created in 2019. Robert also is completing the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification and works with investment professionals in a number of different industries. Robert enjoys visiting historic buildings and playing badminton!

Qualifications

MSc, BSc.

Research

Robert’s current research interests include household finance, real estate finance, poverty, micro-economics, corporate finance, machine learning, and asset prices.

Courses

Undergraduate (Accounting and Finance)

Postgraduate (MBA)

Publications

Damianov, D, Leigh, R., and Slack, D. (2021). Determinants of Household Wealth: A Machine Learning Approach (Forthcoming).

Damianov, D., Leigh, R., (2021). Asset Poverty: A Micro Panel Study (Forthcoming).