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PhD projects

- Artificial intelligence and machine learning in finance - Financial regulation in banking - professional football finance - Financial cooperatives


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Personal profile


My teaching philosophy is themed around humility, discipline and employability. My teaching approach uses experiential learning to providing the practical reality to each subject's theoretical underpinning.

I currently teach graduate level course in financial econometrics(FIN7028) and algorthmic trading and investment (FIN7030).I have also designed and delivered executive education courses on statistical forecasting and capital markets. 

I am programme director of the masters in Quantitative Finance.  

Research Interests

Financial regulation, financial machine learning, cooperative banking, professional football, applied econometrics, and frontier efficiency analysis.


I am a professionally chartered statistican of the Royal Statistical Society and have extensive consulting experience in the application of statistical learning and prediction in business. This includes the management of a demand forecasting project for a leading gas supplier, and a KTP retail analytics and machine learning project (£160,000) with Pearlai Ltd.


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S2451MGT: KTP/ Pearlai Ltd

Graham, B. & Quinn, B.

01/08/2018 → …

Project: ktp

Research Output

  • 11 Article
  • 3 Commissioned report
  • 3 Other report
  • 1 Working paper

Cooperative financial institutions: A review of the literature

McKillop, D., French, D., Quinn, B., Sobiech, A. L. & Wilson, J. O. S., 18 May 2020, In : International Review of Financial Analysis. 71, 101520.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
  • 20 Downloads (Pure)

    Opportunities and challenges from the development of an Analytics functions at Pearlai

    Quinn, B. & Graham, B., 12 Dec 2018, 48 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  • Picking up the pennies in front of the bulldozer: the profitability of gilt trading strategies

    Quinn, B., Hanna, A. & McDonald, F., Dec 2018, In : Finance Research Letters. 27, p. 214-222 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    159 Downloads (Pure)

    Queen’s Student Managed Fund: investing in the student experience

    Hanna, A., Quinn, B. & Gallagher, A., Dec 2018, Reflections, 27, p. 16-17 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

    41 Downloads (Pure)


    CFA European Student Quant Award

    Quinn, Barry (Recipient), 30 Oct 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Chartered Statistician

    Quinn, Barry (Recipient), 15 Feb 2019

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • Queen's Teaching Excellence Award (Team Category)

    Quinn, Barry (Recipient), 01 Jul 2016

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    Retail Analytics KTP

    Barry Quinn (Consultant), & Byron Graham (Consultant)

    01 May 201901 May 2021

    Activity: Consultancy typesKTP & Consultancy in kind

    Student Managed Fund AGM

    Barry Quinn (Organiser), , Aine Gallagher (Organiser), & Alan Hanna (Organiser)

    22 Jan 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in Festival/Exhibition

    British Accounting and Finance (BAFA) Conference

    Barry Quinn (Participant)

    10 Apr 201811 Apr 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Journal of Institutional Economics (Journal)

    Barry Quinn (Peer reviewer)

    01 Nov 201801 Jan 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Predictive Retail Analytics Project

    Barry Quinn (Consultant), & Byron Graham (Consultant)

    01 Aug 201831 Mar 2019

    Activity: Consultancy typesKTP & Consultancy in kind

    Press / Media

    Predictive Analytics Project collaboration with Pearlai Ltd

    Barry Quinn & Byron Graham


    4 items of Media coverage, 2 Media contributions

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities


    Demand Forecasting Course for Phoenix Natural Gas (PNG) Ltd

    Barry Quinn (Participant)

    Impact: Societial Impact, Economic Impact

    Efficiency Study of Irish Credit Unions 2012

    Barry Quinn (Participant) & Donal McKillop (Participant)

    Impact: Public Policy Impact, Economic Impact, Societial Impact

    Leadership Institute Capital Markets Course for Axiom Law

    Barry Quinn (Participant), Donal McKillop (Participant) & Fotis Papailias (Participant)


    Northern Ireland Gas Demand Forecasting

    Barry Quinn (Participant), Alan Hanna (Participant) & Fotis Papailias (Participant)