Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic Partnerships),
La Trobe University
Dr Amalia Di Iorio is a Professor of Finance at La Trobe University. Her primary research interests are in the areas of empirical finance; exchange rate risk and asset pricing. She has an international research profile and has published in many different journals that are all highly regarded in the finance area and represent a mix of international, regional and domestic outlets. Notably she has published in a very highly respected finance journal, namely, the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal. She has also presented her papers at numerous peer-reviewed international conferences, and she is a member of the Organizing Committee and the Program Committee of the European Financial Management Association’s annual meetings. Amalia has been the joint Chief Investigator of two projects that have been awarded highly competitive Australian Research Council grants in the area of business, most recently a project in women’s financial decision-making that was awarded an ARC Discovery Grant in 2010. Amalia has lectured extensively in the area of finance at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her teaching interests are corporate finance, investments and international finance and she has taught courses in Australia and throughout Asia. She has also lectured in the area of applied sciences. Since 2001 Amalia has received nine teaching awards, two of which are Australian national awards. These are: (i) a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, awarded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) for the ‘development of sustainable study tours offering unique learning opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students that address internationalization of the student learning experience’; and (ii) the OUA Nova Teaching Award in the Postgraduate Category for outstanding achievement in the use of online learning technologies to support and enhance learning in a postgraduate course. Currently Amalia is the Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Partnerships) of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce at La Trobe University. She was appointed in January 2015 and she is charged with setting the strategic direction for the College’s international and domestic partnerships. Amalia joined La Trobe as Director, MBA Programmes in January 2013 and was previously the Director, MBA Programmes at RMIT University.