Mrs Christina Philippou
I am the Director of Postgraduate Curriculum in the Accounting and Financial Management subject group in the Faculty of Business and Law.
My background is in practice as a forensic accountant for a Big Four company and, prior to that, in audit. My research and teaching are focused on financial accounting, forensic accounting, and financial crime.
I am a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Fellow of the HEA (now Advance HE).
I qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PKF (now BDO), undertaking audits across a variety of business sectors, preparing financial statements, performing due diligence work and providing business services to SMEs.
I then spent 8 years working as a forensic accountant for Deloitte in London, including disputes and expert witness work; fraud, insider trading, bribery, and corruption investigations; regulatory and US sanctions compliance work; and AML, compliance, and fraud risk reviews. During this time, I was also a member of accounting training teams, including acting as a financial expert for advocacy training for the Inner Temple.
I joined the Accounting and Financial Management subject group at the University of Portsmouth in 2015. Alongside my university teaching and research responsibilities, I have written and co-delivered a football finance course for the Premier League's EAM program, and have given public seminars on corruption in sport and financial crime in fiction.
I am interested in research in the areas where forensic accounting, financial accounting, corporate governance, and financial crime interact with sport.
My current research interests include:
- Corruption in sport
- Financial education of athletes
- Corporate governance
- Forensic accounting
I am the Course Leader for the postgraduate programmes in Accounting and Financial Management.
I teach Fraud Examination and Forensic Investigations; Financial Forensics and Investigations; and Valuations and the Expert Report. I also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.
In prior years, I have taught both undergraduate and postgraduate modules, including Corporate Governance, Financial Crime, Ethics, and Controls; Financial Forensics and Investigations; Financial Analysis and Modelling; Advanced Financial Accounting; Financial Crime and the Law; and Expert Witnessing and Dispute Resolution.
I am happy to take calls and emails from the media on my research, and am aware of the needs to respond to journalists in a timely manner. Please contact me directly on either firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 23 9284 4836.