Dr. Fantini joined Swansea University in January 2015 as Lecturer in Finance and Accounting. Holding the esteemed Fellow designation from the Higher Education Academy since 2019, she currently occupies key leadership roles as the Chair of the Exam Scrutiny Committee since July 2018 and the University Integrity Academic Integrity Case Officer since April 2023. Dr. Fantini's academic journey includes a significant contribution as a Research Assistant at the Centre of Excellence SAFE, House of Finance, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, and the attainment of a European PhD in Economics in April 2014 from the University of Ferrara, Italy, in collaboration with Bayes (formerly Cass Business School), London, United Kingdom.
Her research, spanning executive compensation, corporate disclosure, corporate governance, SMEs, climate change in finance and accounting, and Environmental Social and Governance (ESG), is highlighted in peer reviewed journals. Recipient of a British Academy Leverhulme Small Research Grant, Dr. Fantini actively explores the intersection of corporate leadership and ESG transformation using big data and AI/ML techniques. With over five years of industry experience as a qualified Chartered Accountant and Auditor in Italy and Luxembourg, Dr. Fantini brings a practical perspective to her academic endeavors. Notably, she currently serves as the First Supervisor for a PhD student investigating Board Gender Diversity (BGD) and Climate Change, and she welcomes intriguing PhD applications and opportunities for research collaborations.