Vasilis Pappas undertook a PhD in Economics at Lancaster University in 2013. On the academic side Vasilis worked as a Senior Research Associate and Deputy Director at the Gulf One Lancaster Centre for Economic Research (GOLCER) in Lancaster University before moving to the University of Bath in 2014 as a Lecturer in Finance. On the practitioner side, Vasilis designs and delivers econometric training courses. His academic research is focused on banking and finance, Islamic finance, financial econometrics and applied macro. He has published in the Journal of Economic Behaviour & Organisation and he is a regular presenter in well-known international conferences (REF, INFINITI, IFABS).