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Mrs Christina Philippou

Principal Lecturer

Christina Philippou
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Summary

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, and a Fellow of the HEA (now Advance HE).

Biography

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 suject group at the University of Portsmouth in 2015.

Research Interests

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

Teaching Responsibilities

I am currently the Course Leader for the postgraduate programmes in Accounting and Financial Management.

I teach Fraud Examination and Forensic 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.

Media Availability

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 christina.philippou@port.ac.uk or +44 23 9284 4836.

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