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About Prof Kelvin Leong

Kelvin is a fellow of Higher Education Academy. He started his academic career at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) as a lecturer in Accounting and Finance in 2007 under the Faculty of Business. The Faculty is among a small group of triple accredited business schools in the world (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA). Moreover, he was also a committee member of the MBA programme and the programme was the winner of the local Capital CEO Supreme Brand Award in 2010. 

In 2013, he joined Glyndwr University, Wales, UK as a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, and then had been promoted as Principal Lecturer and Professional Lead in Finance in 2016. Kelvin achieved many 'first' when he was working at the Glyndwr University. He was the academic link for the Glyndwr university’s first international bi-lingual programme in Hong Kong. As the academic link for the programme, he supported the programme to get local accreditation and to meet university’s quality assurance requirements, his role as academic link has been recognized as a positive feature in a QAA report published in 2018. Furthermore, he led the team to launch the first Financial Technology undergraduate degree in the U.K. The programme has been highlighted in a Welsh Government Report and has been cited widely in international media, including the Asian Banker, Computer Weekly, etc. Moreover, he has been invited to deliver presentations about Financial Technology locally and internationally. In addition, as the professional lead of the subject area Finance, he led the subject area of Glyndwr University to achieve: ranked 1st in the U.K. in terms of learning opportunity according to the 2017 NSS results and ranked 1st in the Wales, in terms of teaching according to the 2018 NSS results. In January 2019, he joined the University of Chester as Professor of Financial Technology and Data Analytics.

Kelvin has solid commercial experience internationally. Before joining the academia, he worked as a Business Analyst under the Honeywell group. He has a weekly column on Hong Kong Commercial Daily (HKCD) about Accounting and Finance topics. The paper had a circulation of around 300,000 per day. On top of this, since March 2016, he started to serve the Canadian Center of Science and Education as an Editorial Board member for the International Journal of Business and Management. He is also an accountant and he is qualified in several countries, including Chartered Accountant in the U.K. (ICAEW), Certified Public Accountant in Hong Kong (HKICPA) and Certified Management Accountant in Australia (CMA, Aust).

Other than above, he was elected as Fellow of Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland.


Financial Technology

Data Analytics

Quantitative methods


Management Accounting


Financial Technology, Spatial-Temporal Data Mining, Behavioral Data Analytics, GIS and Big Data

Published Work

Leong, K., and Sung, A. (2018). FinTech (Financial Technology): What is it and how to use technologies to create business value in FinTech way? International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology, Vol 9 (2)Academic Integrity and Debt Literacy of Finance Students: A Cross-national Study.  21st  Annual International Conference of Enterprise and competitive Environment, March 2018, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic

Andrzej Cwynar, Wiktor Cwynar, Przemysław Szuba, Kelvin Leong, Anna Sung, Anna Ostrowska-Dankiewicz. (2018). Academic Integrity and Debt Literacy of Finance Students: A Cross-national Study. 21st Annual International Conference of Enterprise and competitive Environment, March 2018, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic.

Alison J. McMillan, Norman Swindells, Edward Archer, Alistair McIlhagger, Anna Sung, Kelvin Leong & Rhys Jones (2017) A review of composite product data interoperability and product life-cycle management challenges in the composites industry, Advanced Manufacturing: Polymer & Composites Science, 3:4, 130-147

Sung, A, and Leong, K. (2017). Fintech in Europe and its challenges, International Accountant, 94, pp12-13.

Leong, K., & Sung, A. (2015). A review of spatio-temporal pattern analysis approaches on crime analysis. International E-journal of Criminal Sciences, (9). 

Leong, K., & Chan, S. C. (2013). A content analysis of web-based crime mapping in the world's top 100 highest GDP cities. Crime Prevention & Community Safety, 15(1), 1-22.

Leong, K., & Chan, S. C. (2012). A study of predictors and the extent of web-based crime mapping adoption by a police agency. Security Journal.

Chan, S., & Leong, K. (2010, October). An application of Cyclic Signature (CS) clustering for spatial-temporal pattern analysis to support public safety work. In Systems Man and Cybernetics (SMC), 2010 IEEE International Conference on (pp. 2716-2723). IEEE.

Leong, K., Li, J., Chan, S. C. F., & Ng, V. T. (2009). An Application of the Dynamic Pattern Analysis Framework to the Analysis of Spatial-Temporal Crime Relationships. Journal of Universal Computer Science, 15(9), 1852-1870.

Leong, K., Chan, S., Ng, V., & Shiu, S. (2008). Introduction of STEM: Space-Time-Event Model for crime pattern analysis. Asian Journal of Information Technology, Medwell Journals, 7(12), 516-523.

Leong, K., Li, J., Chan, S., & Ng, V. (2008, April). Dynamic Pattern Analysis Framework for cooperative crime prevention. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, 2008. CSCWD 2008. 12th International Conference on (pp. 1053-1058). IEEE.

Leong, K., So, J. Y., Ng, V., Li, M., & Chee, T. T. (2008, July). XT algorithm for business data exchange. In Industrial Informatics, 2008. INDIN 2008. 6th IEEE International Conference on (pp. 1666-1671). IEEE


PhD in Computer Science (PolyU, Hong Kong)

MSc in E-Commerce (PolyU, Hong Kong)

BA (Hons) in Business Accounting (Lincoln, U.K.) 

Chartered Accountant (FCA), (ICAEW, U.K.)

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), (HKICPA, Hong Kong)

Certified Management Accountant (CMA), (ICMA, Australia) 

Certified Data Scientist (The Analytics Institute, Ireland)

Fellow (FHEA) of the Higher Education Academy

Fellow (FRAI) of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland