Meet the finance team

Find out more about the course team behind our Economics and Finance MSc and Finance and Investment MSc postgraduate degrees.

Students on these courses will also meet many of the team of nine module tutors. Some of our modules are optional and you will be taught by a specialist academic in the topics you study.

Robert Hayward, Senior Lecturer

Robert Hayward, Course Leader

Robert Hayward is the course leader of Finance and Investment MSc and Economics and Finance MSc. He has 15 years’ experience of working in the financial services sector, with responsibility for producing economic forecasts and capital market strategies for traders and bank customers.

Robert has an MSc in Economics and a PhD on Speculation in the Foreign Exchange Market. He joined the University of Brighton in 2011 and his main interests are capital markets, foreign exchange and behavioural finance.

Andros Gregoriou, Professor of Finance

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Professor Gregoriou joined the University of Brighton’s Business School in April 2014, after holding a number of senior academic positions. These included positions at the University of Hull, Brunel University London and the University of East Anglia.

A leading authority in finance, he has published over 70 research papers in internationally recognized journals and generated over £5 million in research funding. He is a regular consultant for the CFA and the London Stock Exchange.

Dr Ray Bachan, Senior Lecturer

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Ray joined the University of Brighton in 2000. He previously taught economics at the Southampton institute and the University of Sussex from where he received his PhD. He is course leader for the Finance and Investment BSc and currently teaches international and development economics, quantitative methods and econometrics.

Ray is a labour economist with specific interest in education economics and pay determination. He has published widely in internationally recognised economics and education journals. His recent research has focused on the pay determination process in UK higher education and grade inflation in UK higher education. Both papers received national coverage in the Observer. Ray’s other recent research interest include issues surrounding student debt, international migration, and race and competitive balance in European football.

Dr Sushil Mohan, Principal Lecturer in Economics

Sushil MohanDr Mohan has a PhD in International Trade and Development and a MSc in Industrialisation, Trade and Economic Policy from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow). He has a number of years’ professional experience in international trade and development. This includes Consultant for the Commonwealth Secretariat for developing coffee industry in the Republic of Vanuatu; Director of Tea Promotion in London; adviser to the Commerce Minister for India advising on trade policy; Managing Director of a Sugar Corporation. He also served on the Boards of the International Tea Committee, International Coffee Organisation and the UK Tea Council.

Dr Mohan teaches on various courses in the areas of international trade, finance and development. The focus of his current research is on the applied aspects of issues relating to the interaction between international trade and development. His Hobart Paper on Fair Trade presents an interesting perspective on socially responsible trading; it has been discussed on radio programmes and reviewed in newspapers including the Financial Times, Independent and Guardian.

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