Adam Witt

Adam Witt

  • awitt at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Lecturer in Accounting and Finance
  • DH
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Adam Witt has previously been a student at Bournemouth University (BU) in the Business School before starting his Ph.D. in 2021 and teaching part-time. Currently, he is a Lecturer of Accountancy & Finance at BU. Adam’s Ph.D. research is on the financial econometric modelling of the determinants of the price of gold. He also has interests in commodities, cryptocurrencies and FinTech. At BU, he teaches mainly quantitative and some other subjects (e.g. Mathematics, Statistics, Corporate Finance, Econometrics, Research Project, Accountancy…).


Ph.D. Title: Determinants of the Gold Price

DEFRA Project: Development and Expansion of Existing Food Price Modelling System

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 SDGs:

Zero hunger

"End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture"

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Good health and well-being

"Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages"

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Decent work and economic growth

"Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all"

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Reduced inequalities

"Reduce inequality within and among countries"

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Profile of Teaching PG

  • Statistics and Data Modelling
  • Business and Finance Analytics
  • Portfolio Construction and Theory
  • Research Project (Workshop)
  • International Corporate Finance
  • Accounting and Financial Management

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Mathematics for Economists
  • Introduction to Mathematics for Economic Analysis
  • Quantitative Economic Analysis
  • Introduction to Financial Markets

Internal Responsibilities

  • Personal Tutoring, Bournemouth University

Journal Reviewing/Refereeing

  • International Journal of Tourism Management, Anonymous peer review, 15 Mar 2023
  • Journal of Tourism and Management, Anonymous peer review, 31 Aug 2022

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Commercial & Maritime Law Research Group Conference: The Future of International Finance, Tax, and Business with Artificial Intelligence (08 Dec 2023)
  • Postgraduate Research Colloquium Presentation (24 Mar 2023)
  • AACSB Peer Review Team Visit (19 Mar 2023-21 Mar 2023)
  • Accounting, Finance & Economics (AFE) Research Seminar Presentation (23 Feb 2023)

Conference Presentations

  • Academy of Sustainable Finance, Accounting, Accountability & Governance, Can Cryptocurrencies be used as a Hedge or Diversifier in a Portfolio, 26 Jul 2023, Valencia, Spain
  • Bournemouth University 13th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference, Do Gold-Backed Cryptocurrencies contribute to Gold's Price Discovery, 15 Dec 2021, Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Attended Training

  • IBIS World for Academics, 16 May 2024
  • Research Development Programme Masterclass: Productive Writing - Techniques, Planning and Finishing, 24 Nov 2023
  • Supporting Students Workshop, 14 Nov 2023
  • 1st Response Training: Automatic External Device (Defibrillator), 13 Nov 2023
  • Research Development Programme: Critical Appraisal of Quantitative Research Papers, 07 Nov 2023
  • Supervisory Development Training, 01 Nov 2023
  • Organisational Development: Coaching Skills for Personal Tutors, 31 Oct 2023
  • Personal Tutor Development Session: Academic Skills, 18 Oct 2023
  • Research Development Session: Academic & Researcher Induction, 11 Oct 2023
  • Welcome to BU, 27 Sep 2023
  • Academic Induction, 20 Sep 2023
  • Setting Up for Success: Assessment & Feedback Peer Review & Final Planning, 13 Sep 2023
  • Setting Up for Success: Brightspace Unit Set Up, 06 Sep 2023
  • New BUBS Academic Library & Learning Services Induction, 01 Aug 2023
  • AACSB PRT Briefing Session, 13 Mar 2023
  • Introduction to Educational Practice for Postgraduate Research Students, 01 Nov 2021


  • PhD in Economics (Bournemouth University, 2025)
  • PGCE in Education Practice (Bournemouth University, 2024)
  • MSc in Finance (Bournemouth University, 2020)
  • BA (Hons) in Economics (Bournemouth University, 2019)


  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) (Advance HE, 2021)