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Christina Philippou

Christina Philippou

Principal Lecturer, Accounting and Financial Management, University of Portsmouth
Christina is a Principal Lecturer in Accounting and Financial Management 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 forensic accounting, anti-corruption, and corporate governance in sport.

British netball wants to turn professional, but there are risks in making money the goal

Jul 04, 2024 06:27 am UTC| Sports

There was some football on over the same weekend, and a music festival too. But despite the distractions of the Euros and Glastonbury, on June 29 2024, 8,000 British netball fans watched Loughborough Lightning successfully...

Why American investors are pouring money into European football

Jun 05, 2024 04:41 am UTC| Insights & Views Investing Sports

Internazionale Milano (Inter Milan) were crowned champions of this years Serie A, the top flight of Italian football, on April 22. A month later, they were back in the news having been taken over by US investment firm...

Premier League transfer spending has plummeted in January 2024 – an expert explains why belts have been tightened

Feb 05, 2024 07:16 am UTC| Insights & Views Sports

Premier League transfer windows can be a noisy affair, with vast amounts of money being thrown around, as deals are made and players bought and sold. The summer of 2023 reached a record spend of 2.36 billion, straight...

English football is ready for a rule change when it comes to financial management

Nov 13, 2023 12:04 pm UTC| Sports

Football fans are frequently involved in heated arguments over the rules of the game. Soon it will be the turn of elected politicians to debate new regulations which govern how the sport in England will be run. On...

Rugby union's financial crisis: why the sport's model is 'broken'

Oct 21, 2022 06:19 am UTC| Sports

As athletes, rugby union players are notoriously robust. But in England, the finances behind the sport are looking far from healthy. In the space of a few weeks, two of its most famous club teams, Worcester (founded 1871)...

How women's football can avoid being corrupted when more money comes its way

Aug 06, 2022 10:18 am UTC| Sports

The success of England at the Womens Euros has increased interest in womens football to unprecedented levels, with record-breaking viewing and attendance figures and an increase in Womens Super League (WSL) season-ticket...

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Bitcoin Set to Skyrocket as Experts Predict New All-Time High Near Bitcoin Conference 2024

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