An Academic Innovator and active researcher
Dr. Lucía Morales is an Academic Innovator and Active Researcher in the School of Accounting and Finance at Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin). Before her academic career, Lucía worked in the private sector, holding different roles: Assistant Financial Manager, Financial Manager, and Foreign Department Analyst (Bank). Lucía has worked at various Higher Education Institutions in Ireland, the U.K., and Spain, gaining an in-depth understanding of the main challenges faced by Third Level Institutions in the fields of Economics, Finance, Education, and Online Education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Lucía has made significant research contributions. She has published her work in International Journals, and as Book Chapters in Economics, Finance, and Education with more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and more than 130 research papers presented and Peer Reviewed International Research Conferences.
Lucía is the founder and editor in chief of the Journal “Critical Letters in Economics and Finance (CLEF)” –. This journal encourages new ways to communicate and disseminate research in the context of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research with a well-defined connection to Economics and Finance.
Lucía is also the founder and Conference Chair of “Disrupting Thinking” -. A research event that seeks to develop research connections between scholars and practitioners as well as to start a dialogue that challenges traditional research approaches and how research output has been communicated; we aim to reach a broader audience.
Lucía has supervised doctoral theses with outstanding outcomes – Ph.D. (3) and DBA (7) theses, and she has acted as external and internal examiner at Doctoral Level (1 Ph.D. and 3 DBA thesis). Currently, Lucía is supervising a team of Ph.D. and DBA students at TU Dublin and the University of Liverpool in her areas of expertise.
Lucía’s Specialist Subject Areas & Research Interests include International Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Time Series, Asian Studies, Emerging Markets, Economic and Financial Crises, Financial Markets Integration, Economic and Financial Contagion, Energy Economics and Commodity Markets, Economic Development, International Capital Markets, Data Science, Education, Distance Learning, and Critical Thinking, Action Research, Action Learning, and Self-regulated Learning. Currently, Lucía is working on developing a connection between Time Series Analysis and Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence techniques to enhance her understanding of Economic and Financial dynamics.
Lucía’s Education and Qualifications include B.Sc. (Major in Management); BBS. (Major in International Finance); M.A. in Applied Economics; M.Sc. in Financial Services; M.Sc. in Stock Markets and Financial Derivatives; Pg Cert in Third Level Learning & Teaching; M.Sc. in Applied eLearning; MSc in International Financial Markets; MSc in Education (Academic Innovator); Ph.D. in Economics.