Aberystwyth Business School
Sarah joined the staff of the School of Management and Business in October 2007 as a lecturer in finance. Previously, she was a full time PhD researcher here. She has since successfully completed her doctoral research, which examines whether UK shareholder 'dividend taxes' are capitalised into share prices and has continued her research career focusing on changes to taxation, tax avoidance, corporate governance, dividend policy and recently the economic impacts of Covid-19.
Sarah teaches Corporate Finance, Financial Markets and Institutions, Investments, Banking and Taxation at both the UG and PG level.
In 2016 Sarah was promoted to Senior Lecturer in Finance and is currently the Degree Scheme Co-ordinator for Accounting and Finance and Business Finance and the Director of Student Experience and Employability for the Business School.
- Shareholder Level Taxes- how taxation affects business activities and decision making.
- Corporate Distributions- Dividend policy and dividends versus share repurchase activity.
- Changes in Taxation- how changes to taxation affect taxpayer behaviour.
- Corporate governance- Executive pay and performance, CEO Power and governance structure.
- Tax Avoidance- Examining Corporate Financial statements and CSR reports to see how companies report tax planning/ avoidance activities.
- Economic Impact of Covid-19 on Ceredigion county- Working with Ceredigion County Council to explore the immediate adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses and households in Ceredigion County.
In addition to her personal research Sarah also supervises 7 PhD level students (4 PhD, 3 DProf).
Degree Scheme Co-ordinator for Accounting and Finance and Business Finance
Director of Student Experience and Employability for the Business School.