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Dr Danielle Lyssimachou

Associate Professor in Accounting, Course Director

Faculty of Finance

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Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

Overview

Dr Danielle Lyssimachou is an Associate Professor in Accounting (equivalent to Reader) and Course Director of the BSc Accounting & Finance degree at Cass Business School. She is also an honorary lecturer at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, having previously held a full-time appointment there, and was a visiting professor at EDHEC Business School, France during 2009-13. Danielle holds a PhD in Accounting & Finance from Manchester Business School, an MSc in Industrial and Financial Economics from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and undergraduate degrees in Accounting and Marketing from Greece and Ireland. Prior to joining academia she worked as a management accountant in the healthcare sector.

Danielle has extensive experience teaching accounting & finance courses at undergraduate, MSc, MBA and Executive Education level in the UK, the US, the Channel Islands, the UAE, France, Azerbaijan and Indonesia. Known for her passion for teaching, she has received numerous recognitions and awards for her commitment to teaching excellence, including Student Voice Awards for Best Teaching and for Overall Achievement by City University London, and Teaching Excellence Commendations by City University London and by the University of Manchester.

Danielle’s research examines, among others, the motives behind equity analysts' behaviour and the properties and investment value of analyst forecasts. A second area of research interest involves examining what affects students' perceptions of "value for money" in undergraduate higher education. Danielle has presented her research findings at various international and practitioner conferences and her research has been published in The Accounting Review and in Abacus. She is also regularly invited to share best teaching practices at national and international teaching events.

Qualifications

PhD, MSc and Bsc.

Visiting Appointments

  1. Honorary Lecturer, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Aug 2013 – Dec 2015
  2. Visiting Professor, EDHEC Business School, France, Sep 2009 – Jul 2013

Memberships of Professional Organisations

  1. Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Awards

  1. City University London (2013) Teaching in Schools Award
    2013/14 Winner of the university’s “Teaching in Schools” Award, Student Voice Awards (student-led awards)
  2. University of Manchester (2012) Sustained Exceptional Contribution Reward
    Recipient of the "Sustained Exceptional Contribution Reward"
  3. University of Manchester (2011) Teaching Excellence Commendation
    2011/12 Recipient of the university's "Teaching Excellence Commendation", in recognition of sustained teaching excellence

Expertise

Primary Topics

  • Accounting
  • Accounting Standards
  • Capital Markets
  • Financial Accounting
  • International Financial Markets
  • Management Accounting
  • Management Learning

Research

Danielle’s research examines, among others, the motives behind equity analysts' behaviour and the properties and investment value of analyst forecasts. A second area of research interest involves examining what affects students' perceptions of "value for money" in undergraduate higher education. Danielle has presented her research findings at various international and practitioner conferences and her research has been published in The Accounting Review (4* star journal) and in Abacus (3 star journal). She is also regularly invited to share best teaching practices at national and international teaching events.

Research Topics

Market-based accounting research
Properties of analyst forecasts and conflicts of interest in investment banking
Higher education: student perceptions
Accounting education: personalising learning in large student cohorts

Journal Articles (2)

  1. Bilinski, P. and Lyssimachou, D. (2014). Risk Interpretation of the CAPM's Beta: Evidence from a New Research Method. Abacus, 50(2), pp. 203–226. doi:10.1111/abac.12028.
  2. Bilinski, P., Lyssimachou, D. and Walker, M. (2013). Target price accuracy: International evidence. Accounting Review, 88(3), pp. 825–851. doi:10.2308/accr-50378.

Course Directorship

- 2013 - present, BSc Accounting and Finance, Director
- 2012 - 2013, BSc International Business, Finance and Economics, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Director

Events/Conferences (17)

  1. Stockholm School of Economics. (Seminar) Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden (2015). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Engaging students in the classroom
    Author: Lyssimachou D
  2. International Teachers Programme 2014, HEC Paris. (Workshop) Paris, France (2014). Invited speaker.
    Paper: How to engage students in large classes
    Author: Lyssimachou D
  3. Manchester Metropolitan University. (Seminar) (2013). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Personalising learning in large classes
    Author: Lyssimachou D
  4. Higher Education Academy (HEA) Workshop. (Workshop) Manchester Business School, UK (2013). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Personalising learning and increasing student engagement in very large classes
    Author: Lyssimachou D
  5. Surrey Fordham Conference - Banking, Finance, Money and Institutions: The Post Crisis Era. (Conference) Surrey, UK (2013). Invited speaker.
    Paper: The Risk Interpretation of the CAPM’s Beta: Evidence from a New Research Method
    Author: Lyssimachou D
    Co-authors: P. Bilinski
  6. 26th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference. (Conference) Sydney, Australia (2013). Invited speaker.
    Paper: The Risk Interpretation of the CAPM’s Beta: Evidence from a New Research Method
    Author: Lyssimachou D
    Co-authors: P. Bilinski
  7. Training Session for Graduate Teaching Assistants at Manchester Business School. (Seminar) Manchester, UK (2012). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Teaching and supporting learning
    Author: Lyssimachou D
  8. Humanities New Academics Programme. (Seminar) University of Manchester (2012). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Creative Teaching
    Author: Lyssimachou D
  9. Center for Economics & Finance, University of Porto. (Seminar) Portugal (2012). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Target price accuracy: International evidence
    Author: Lyssimachou D
    Co-authors: P. Bilinski
  10. European Financial Management Association (EFMA) 21st Annual Meeting. (Conference) Spain (2012). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Target price accuracy: International evidence
    Author: Lyssimachou D
    Co-authors: P. Bilinski
  11. 6th LSE/MBS Conference. (Conference) Manchester, UK (2012). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Target price accuracy: International evidence
    Author: Lyssimachou D
    Co-authors: P. Bilinski
  12. Financial Management Association (FMA) European Conference. (Conference) Porto, Portugal (2011). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Target price accuracy: international evidence
    Author: Lyssimachou D
    Co-authors: P. Bilinski
  13. Financial Management Association Annual Meeting (USA). (Conference) USA (2011). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Target price accuracy: International evidence
    Author: Lyssimachou D
    Co-authors: P. Bilinski
  14. European Accounting Association (EAA) 34th Annual Congress. (Conference) Rome, Italy (2011). Invited speaker.
    Paper: The determinants of target price accuracy
    Author: Lyssimachou D
  15. BAA Accounting Education SIG Conference. (Conference) Dublin, Ireland (2010). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Reflections on teaching introductory accounting to 1,000 non-accounting students
    Author: Lyssimachou D
  16. J.P. Morgan Equity Quantitative Conference. (Conference) London, UK (2008). Invited speaker.
    Paper: The investment value of analysts' target prices
    Author: Lyssimachou D
    Co-authors: Martin Walker
  17. 12th Annual Financial Reporting and Business Communication Conference. (Conference) Cardiff, UK (2008). Invited speaker.
    Paper: The Case of "Negative" Target Price Forecasts: Accuracy and Market Reaction
    Author: Lyssimachou D