research student

Cecilia Onkabetse Moalafi

Associate Lecturer in Economics and International Business

Cecilia Onkabetse Moalafi


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences



I am a Associate Lecturer in Economics and International Business at the University of Derby. Before starting my PhD, I was heavily involved in work to promote financial literacy in my country Botswana. This is where the idea to look at the relationship between household debt and the stock market activity for my PhD thesis came from. I want my research to contribute to the improvements in our financial systems, especially their regulation.

I am a recipient of the Botswana Government Top Achievers Scholarship. The scholarship is given to students with outstanding academic performance in the country at Senior/ High school level to study at any accredited college or university around the world. Previously, I have done my BSc (Hons) Financial Economics and MSc Finance and Investment, both at the University of Bradford.

Thesis title 

Prospects of Financial Markets: Household Debt and the Stock Market.