Introduction to Research

Guest Speaker:
Dr Nafis Alam (Director, Postgraduate Research Studies and Associate Professor, Henley Business School, University of Reading Malaysia)
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Date & Time:
Wed, 13. February 2019, 14:30 h - 16:30 h
N1.43 - EduCity@Iskandar


This is the first seminar for the seminar/workshop series specially designed for the postgraduate students and early-career researchers in their research journey.

This seminar provides participants the opportunity to understand the objective of research, components of research approaches,research designs and research methods. The seminar will also discuss the criteria for selecting a research approach and how to communicate their research topic/outcome to the larger community.

This session would be very useful and relevant for postgraduate students and early-career researcher. To have a better understanding, participants are expected to bring their research proposal/research topic for discussion.


Dr Nafis is the Director of Postgraduate Research Studies and Associate Professor of Finance at Henley Business School, University of Reading Malaysia. His research is focussed on Fintech, banking regulation, financial market, corporate finance and Islamic banking and finance. His articles have been published in leading journals like The World Economy, Emerging Markets Review, Pacific Basin Finance Journal, Journal of Asset Management, Journal of Banking Regulation, and Journal of Financial Services Marketing among others. As a frequent traveller, he has given lecture on Islamic finance/finance across the world such as Harvard Islamic Finance forum at Harvard Law School; Gulf Research Meeting at Cambridge University, UK; Durham University Summer School, Seoul International Finance Conference (SIFIC), World Islamic Economic Forum, OIC Asia Trade and Economic Forum among others.  He was featured as a Professor of the Month by Financial times in 2014 and received the award for the Upcoming personality in Islamic Finance for 2016 given by GIFA and hosted by Indonesian government. He is one of the top influencer in Fintech domain and is currently a research affiliate at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.

Nafis did his PhD at Monash University and hold a Masters in finance and Bachelor in Economics.

  • This talk is restricted to University of Reading staff and student.

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