Dr Vassilia Hadjichristodoulou is an expert consultant in European and nationally funded programmes and also the Founder and General Manager of GrantXpert Consulting. She graduated with honors from London School of Economics and Political Science (BSc Accounting & Finance). Following that, she completed her Masters degree at the University of Cambridge (MPhil in Management Studies). In 2012 she completed her PhD on "the Human Success Factors in Mergers and Acquisitions: The case of Cyprus" at the University of Sheffield. She has been involved in more than 20 EU projects and more than 40 nationally-funded projects in the past 10 years, having an expertise in pedagogical and educational research topics, but also on issues related to strengthening youth and female entrepreneurship.