Ying Gao
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    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

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Ying Gao is a Lecturer in finance in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics at Ulster University. She obtained MSc in Finance from Queen’s University Belfast. She has ten years of experience in further and higher education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Ying specialises teaching in Statistics, Financial Mathematics and Econometrics. Partnering with Pearson Publishing, she has designed a Financial Econometric Modelling module for an online Master’s level course at Ulster University. The design of teaching involves creative utilisation of active and interactive learning pedagogy.

Ying has extensive experience of teaching international students and is dedicated to continuously developing interactive teaching strategies. Ying has initiated a structural change on curricula of an International Year One programme which promoted attractiveness of the course.

Ying’s research interests are capital structure, financial markets and education. She is keen to make research contribution and impact in academia in the hope of advancing understanding and perception about financial markets of the wider society. In respect of research into education, Ying is dedicated herself to creating, disseminating and enhancing academic practice.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

Fellow Higher Education Academy

Master, Queens University, Belfast


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