UOW expert commentary (1 - 4 November)

UOW expert commentary (1 - 4 November)

UOW academics provide expert commentary, opinion and analysis on a range of ongoing and breaking news stories

The impact of cyber attacks on companies 

Professor Alex Frino can discuss the impact of cyber attacks on companies. The Professor of Economics and Senior Fulbright Scholar says not only do cyber attacks destroy the market value of target companies, but they also destroy the liquidity of their shares by 50 percent.

Professor Frino is a distinguished financial economist whose expertise also extends to corporate actions of major listed companies (mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and other equity offerings); interpretation of the release of company financial reports (profit and loss and balance sheets); and corporate risks (including cyber and operational risks).

Straws and single use plastics ban in NSW

Dr Nadia Zainuddin can discuss social and behavioural changes around the ban of straws and other single use plastics coming into effect in New South Wales today (Tuesday 1 November 2022). Her research focuses on social and behaviour change using marketing, specifically social marketing, services marketing, and consumer behaviour. Dr Zainuddin is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business.

Interest rates

Dr Paul Mazzola is a banking and finance expert who can talk about interest rates. Dr Mazzola is a lecturer in banking and finance in the Faculty of Business and Law and has more than 25 years’ banking and finance experience in the Australian, European and Asian pacific markets. He recently published a book that explores the power and greed behind the global financial crisis.

Women, listening and law

Dr Rachel Loney-Howes is available for interviews about an upcoming symposium on how women are listened to in different legal contexts. The event (held on Thursday 3 and Friday 4 November) will bring together leading Australian and international experts to discuss important issues including how Aboriginal women’s voices are listened to in the criminal justice system, coercive control, the effectiveness of the #metoo movement and the role of public survivors in challenging law and policy reforms on sexual violence in Australia. Dr Loney-Howes researches violence against women in the School of Health and Society.

UOW academics exercise academic freedom by providing expert commentary, opinion and analysis on a range of ongoing social issues and current affairs. This expert commentary reflects the views of those individual academics and does not necessarily reflect the views or policy positions of the University of Wollongong.