Prof. Dr. Stavroula Yfanti is currently Lecturer in Finance at the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, after 15 years of experience in the banking sector and a Lecturer position in Lancaster University, United Kingdom. She teaches finance modules at the postgraduate level. Stavroula’s research interests lie in the area of applied time series econometrics. Her current work focuses on volatility modelling, empirical finance and macro-financial linkages. Stavroula has authored several papers in peer reviewed Journals and conferences, including International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Empirical Finance, Annals of Operations Research, The European Journal of Finance, International Journal of Finance and Economics, etc. Prof. Dr. Yfanti holds a PhD in Economics and Finance from Brunel University, London, an MSc in Economics and Finance from the same University, an MBA from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), and a BSc from the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB).