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Christina Philippou

Principal Lecturer, Accounting, Economics and Finance, University of Portsmouth

Christina is a Principal Lecturer in Accounting, Economics and Finance at the University of Portsmouth.

Christina qualified as a Chartered Accountant, undertaking audits across a variety of business sectors, preparing financial statements, performing due diligence work and providing business services to SMEs. She then spent 8 years working as a forensic accountant for a Big Four firm 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. Christina has also been a member of accounting training teams, including acting as a financial expert for advocacy training for the Inner Temple.

Her research is in the areas of financial accounting, forensic accounting, anti-corruption, and corporate governance in sport.


  • 2016–present
    Senior Lecturer, Accounting and Financial Management, University of Portsmouth
  • 2015–2016
    Lecturer, Accounting and Financial Managment, University of Portsmouth
  • 2011–2015
    Manager, Deloitte Forensic, Deloitte


  • 2004 
    University of Nottingham, MSc Economics
  • 2003 
    University of Warwick, BSc Economics

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales