Dr Virk joined Swansea School of Management in August 2021 as a Senior Lecturer in Finance. Prior to the appointment, he had worked at Plymouth Business School as lecturer in Finance and as postdoctoral researcher at Hanken School of Economics, Finland.
He was awarded D.Sc. degree in Finance from Hanken School of Economics, he also holds an MSc in Computational Finance from the same university. He completed his master’s in public administration and undergrad studies in Mathematics and Physics from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad and Forman Christian College, Lahore in Pakistan, respectively.
He has published his research in leading journals in Finance including Journal of International Money and Finance, European Financial Management, International Review of Financial Analysis, Economics letters, International Journal of Economics and Finance to name a few.
He has provided written evidence for the Treasury committee of the UK Parliament regrading what will be the shape of global recovery post COVID-19 pandemic, please see find the published version here.
He has also leadership experience in developing and leading courses.
His work with European Commission for evaluating and monitoring highly innovative business solutions talks about his expertise to provide consultancy for young businesses to engage with public and private funding opportunities that are crucial for their organic growth and innovation leadership.
Dr Virk has supervised 2 doctoral students to completion and examined 5 students in the UK and Pakistan.
He has been regularly presenting his research work nationally and internationally: these forums include FMA International Annual Meetings, European Financial Management Meetings, Multinational Finance Society Meetings.