Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Vu Trinh

Lecturer in Accounting & Finance


Dr Vu Trinh, also known as Rainy, is the Lecturer in Accounting & Finance (Teaching and Research) at Newcastle University Business School (NUBS), Newcastle University. He is recognised as an international researcher in the areas of corporate governance, female leadership and global financial management. His publications appear in world-leading and internationally excellent research journals such as International Review of Financial Analysis, The European Journal of Finance, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, International Journal of Finance and Economics, Global Finance Journal, International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance, and SAGE Open, etc. He has also several papers submitted to world-leading journals. His goal is to generate impact studies for society and economies in years to come.

Dr Vu Trinh has obtained his doctoral degree in Finance & Accounting at Newcastle University (UK). He was awarded a Master’s (MSc) in Global Financial Management with a distinction and he was ranked second in the whole cohort at Northumbria University (UK). He earned a bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Finance & Banking from the University of Economics with first-class honours and top graduates. He had received several international funding, bursaries, scholarships and other awards. Typically, he was awarded the scholarship "SCIC - Fostering young talents 2011", one of the most prestigious awards from State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) - A strategic investor of the Vietnamese government. This competitive scholarship was only offered to the top 19 most excellent undergraduates across the country.

Dr Vu Trinh has been delivering some lectures for Accounting & Finance modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at NUBS. Prior to joining NUBS, he worked as a lecturer in Accounting & Finance at Huddersfield Business School (2019-2020), NUBS (2015-2019), University of Economics and Finance HCM City (2012-2013) and worked as financial manager at the TQT Constructions & Investment Joint Stock Company (2008-2012). Dr Vu Trinh is, at present, pursuing the Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), & Higher Education Postgraduate Certificate. He is a member of the European Accounting Association (EAA) and the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM).

Dr Vu Trinh is the invited reviewer of several journals such as Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance; Journal of Risk and Financial Management; Sustainability; and Corporate Ownership and Control, and an editorial/scientific committee member of an international conference: "Corporate Governance: Examining key challenges and perspectives", Lisbon, Portugal, May 7, 2020. He was in the top 10% of Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within 12 months in 2018. Also, his paper, female leadership and value creation: evidence from London stock exchange, was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: ERN: Econometric Studies of Corporate Governance and IO: Firm Structure, Purpose, Organisation and Contracting eJournal, in several consecutive weeks (2018).

Dr Vu Trinh is always interested in discussing research proposals with any prospective PhD students.


  • Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance
  • Journal of Risk and Financial Management
  • Sustainability
  • Corporate Ownership and Control

Memberships in Academic Associations/Centres:

  • 2018-ongoing: European Accounting Association (EAA)
  • 2018-ongoing: European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM)
  • 2015-ongoing: Accounting and Finance (A&F) Research Community, Newcastle University, UK 
  • 2019-2020: Northern Productivity Hub, University of Huddersfield, UK
  • 2015-2019: Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative (NARTI), North of England, UK

Internal Assessor for PhD Students:

  • 3/2020: Sun Xiao, University of Huddersfield, UK
  • 3/2020: Macharia Damaris, University of Huddersfield, UK
Conference Organiser: 
  • 2020-2021: HBS Research Conference, University of Huddersfield, UK
  • 2016-2017: British Academy of Management (BAM)


    Much of recent work of Dr Vu Trinh has been on board busyness, CEO & female leadership, and quality of corporate governance mechanism worldwide. He has an expertise in developing experimental models, new digital software, and utilising comprehensive datasets in order to examine contemporary issues or debates affecting subject areas like gender, governance and compensation within financial and non-financial institutions, with the aim of presenting informative and conclusive global evidence.

    Recently, Dr Vu Trinh is concerned with the study of corporate governance quality, from both an empirical and practical perspective, over a broad range of financial decisions, financial strength and financial flexibility of worldwide (US/UK and global) banking institutions. He aims to provide a deeper understanding of why firms and banks make the financial decisions they do; for example, why do they pay dividends? How do they employ dividend strategies to reduce potential agency conflicts of interests? How do dividend strategies link to other financial indicators and corporate governance quality? and so on.

    In brief, Dr Vu Trinh’s primary interests lie in the fields of:

    • Corporate Finance;
    • Investments; 
    • Corporate Governance;
    • Board Busyness;
    • CEO and Female Leadership; 
    • Islamic Banking and Finance
    • Investment Appraisals; 
    • Financial Markets; 
    • Financial Risk Management;
    • Asset Pricing Models. 

    Research Conferences:

    • Is the presence of busy directors on audit committees useful to enhance bank valuation? ICBF2020: UEH International Conference on Business and Finance 2020. Paper accepted. 
    • Board Busyness and Financial Stability: Does Bank Type Matter? 8th International Conference: Financial Engineering and Banking Society - Febs2018 (4-6 June 2018). Rome, Italia. Paper accepted & presented.
    • Compensation and Busy Directors: Their Value Relevance in a Dual-Banking System. 2017. 41st Annual EAA Congress, European Accounting Association, Milan, Italia. Paper accepted & presented.
    • The Value Relevance of Board compensation: Does Bank Type Matter? 9th Foundation of Islamic Finance, 2017 Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK. Paper accepted & presented.
    • Dividend Pay-out and Boards Busyness: An International Evidence on Alternative Banking Models. The 2019 Cross Country Perspectives in Finance (CCPF) Conference, hosting a special theme of Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (JIFMIM). Jinan, China. Paper accepted.
    • Board Busyness and Payouts Strategies: Evidence from Alternative Dividends Model. 10th International Research Meeting in Business and Management 2019. France. Paper accepted & presented.
    • Value Relevance of Board Compensation: Evidence from Alternative Banking Systems. The 12th International Conference for Islamic Economics and Finance 2019. Paper accepted.
    • Board Busyness and Financial Stability: Does Bank Type matter? 8th International Conference on Islamic Banking and Finance 2017. Muscat, Oman. Paper accepted & presented.
    • Systematic risk determinants of stock returns after financial crisis: Evidence from United Kingdom. Annual Vietnam Academic Research Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance & Social Sciences 2016. Hanoi, Vietnam. Paper accepted.
    • Factors influencing the likelihood to fail a master dissertation proposal: A logit-probit analysis and propensity score matching technique. 15th Annual International Conference 2019. University of Wales Trinity St David. Politics and the role of education: divergence and convergence. British Educational Studies Association. Paper accepted (with Bursary).
    • Factors influencing the likelihood to fail a master dissertation proposal: A logit-probit analysis and propensity score matching technique. The IAFOR International Conference on Education - Hawaii (IICEHawaii2020 – 10-12 Jan). Hawaii Convention Center, Hawaii, USA. Paper accepted.
    • Gender Diversity, Female Executives and Firm Financial Stability. Seventeenth Asia-Pacific Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance & Social Sciences (AP18Hong Kong Conference). January 19-20, 2018. Paper accepted.
    • Board Busyness and Payouts Strategies: Evidence from Alternative Dividends Models. 2019 Paris Financial Management Conference (Accepted by 8 of September 2019)


    Teaching Modules (2020/21):

    • ACC1011: Introduction to Management Accounting and Finance (Lecturer)
    • ACC2010: International Finance and Financial Markets (Lecturer)

    Supervision (2020):

    • NBS8223: Dissertation (Consultant Report)

    Past teaching modules at NUBS (2016-2018):

    • 2015-2019: International Finance and Financial Markets (Postgraduate)
    • 2017-2018: International Money and Banking (Postgraduate)
    • 2015-2019: International Financial Management (Undergraduate Year 3)
    • 2015-2019: Corporate Finance (Undergraduate Year 2)
    • 2015-2019: Economics Analysis (Undergraduate Year 1)
    • 2016-2017: Economics Application ((Undergraduate Year 1)
    • 2016-2019: Management Accounting (Undergraduate Year 3)
    • 2018-2019: Accounting & Finance for Non-Specialist (Undergraduate Year 2)
    • 2018-2019: Introduction to Accounting & Finance (Undergraduate Year 2)