Sam Beatson, Ph.D.

Sam Beatson in Canton (Guangzhou)

Dr Sam Beatson (单毕生) is a multipotential entrepreneur and academic. He has been a Director in start-up companies in economic consulting, financial markets analytics and trading, and science, technology and innovation. He is a musician & linguist, with Masters level proficiency in Mandarin Chinese reading, speaking and writing. He specialises in business research on China and East Asia at King’s College London and has also worked on big data projects in wider specialized economics and finance areas including health care commissioning and analysis of foreign exchange markets.

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Sam received his Ph.D. from Nottingham University School of Contemporary Chinese Studies where he trained under the economics & finance professors of the School’s Research Centre for Banking & Finance. He has been working with big data financial and ownership datasets from the Chinese stock market listed companies in the STATA and Excel software for more than five years, utilizing econometric methods & writing his own programs for the analysis of accounting, ownership, corporate governance and financial data.

He has also collected and thematically analysed 25  interviews in the Greater China region with fund manager, consultants and academics, with a view to contributing to the generation of new theory in Chinese corporate governance – specifically in regard to how very small, but highly experienced investors can influence management under a culturally nuanced context like in China. He has taught Masters Students in Chinese finance and business in addition to empirical methodology, analysis & interpretation of findings and was the recipient of a prestigious award for his teaching at Nottingham. He has held a Fellowship for two years at the Lau China Institute, King’s College London, now under the Directorship of former diplomat Professor Kerry Brown.

Sam was the principal econometrician responsible for costing and modelling for the refresh of the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) formula for the NHS executive during the 2015/16 financial year, answerable to the Head of Analytical Finance, Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation (ACRA) and the Technical Advisory Group (TAG). The team involved was responsible for advising on the fair and equitable distribution of circa. £70 billion in taxpayer funding to English NHS commissioners. Sam was principal economist for the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) conducting peer review and oversight of analysts working on the South Offshore Marine plans during 2015 in another project. He continued his teaching, research and supervision responsibilities at the Lau China Institute, King’s College London during these times, including the organisation of weekly research seminars.

More recently, Sam was selected as a Thought Leader and invited to Windsor Castle as a subject matter expert in the Digital Health, Living, Security and Ethics thought leadership conference series organized by the Corsham Institute in collaboration with RAND Europe and the Smart Societies Institute.

He has subsequently been made a founding Leadership Fellow of St George’s House, Windsor Castle. Sam has presented his Chinese business papers at the University of Hong Kong, the University of Gothenburg, London Metropolitan University and the University of Nottingham. He has also presented on big data management and ethics in data science at Sun Yat Sen Medical School, Guangzhou.

Sam has been quoted in the Telegraph newspaper and has been a lead commentator in the China Daily Asia (Hong Kong) edition.

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