Dr Christina Philippou is both a qualified accountant and a sport finance and forensic accounting lecturer. Her football finance research has been used by the UK government to support reforms in football governance, and she has been on government advisory panels on both men’s and women’s football. She wrote and leads the football finance courses for the Premier League’s leadership learning and development education programs. Prior to her current role at the University of Portsmouth, Christina worked as a forensic accountant with a large accounting firm, undertaking fraud, insider trading, and bribery and corruption investigations, as well as disputes and compliance work. Christina is an independent non-executive Director of the RAF Football Association.