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With over 10 years of full-time experience in a corporate setting, I have held roles as a Senior Data Analyst, Data Analytics Subject Matter Expert (SME), and Data Scientist, demonstrating a strong foundation in data analysis and strategy. Since August 2021, I have been working with  Northumbria University, where I teach a variety of accounting and finance-related modules. My work extends into research, focusing on the intersection of finance, psychology, and group differences, showcasing my commitment to interdisciplinary study. I hold a PhD in Finance (Essex University), an MSc in Accounting, Finance, and Strategic Investments (Newcastle University Business School), and a BA (Hons) in Business and Finance Management (University of Sunderland). I have also achieved the Fellowship in Higher Education Academy (FHEA). 


Research interests

  • Causal Inference
  • Performance of Fund Managers
  • Group Differences
  • Genetics and Intelligence

Working Papers:

Dunkel C., Van der Linden D., and Klubinski, W. J. (2023) Models of Personality in Project Talent and Their Relationship to General Intelligence. Available at SSRN: or

Dunkel C., Klubinski, W. J., Van der Linden D., and Hammersley J. J., (2024) The effect of early childhood intervention on personal economic outcomes: The mediating role of life history strategy. (December 8, 2023). Available at SSRN: or

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 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Financial Management, PhD, Quantitative Finance, University of Essex

… → 2021

Award Date: 28 Jun 2021

Accounting and Finance, MSc, Accounting Finance and Strategic Investments, Newcastle University


Award Date: 1 Nov 2015

Financial Management, BA (Hons), Business and Finance Management, University of Sunderland


Award Date: 30 Jun 2014


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