After leaving high school at 15, Christine worked for the legal profession until 2008. She returned to study in 2003, gaining a Bachelor Degree in Tourism in 2007, an Honours Degree in English in 2009 and a PhD in English in 2014 from the University of Tasmania. She joined the teaching staff of UTAS in 2008, where she worked as a lecturer and a post-graduate tutor until 2017. In September 2017 she became a member of the Practice & Portfolio (P&P) team within University College. Her roles includes student coach, pedagogical development of the P&P component of the associate degree program and scholarship/research.
Born in Queenstown in Tasmania with an intense curiosity for the world inside and outside books, Christine left high school after completing year four. She worked in the legal industry until a desire to help the local region led to her returning to study at UTAS Cradle Coast campus in 2003. Gaining her degree in tourism, she went on to obtain honours in English. Christine is a lecturer with the Institute, and also is assisting in promoting opportunities for development of writing skills.
Christine completed her PhD through the English Program of the School of Humanities. The title of her thesis is 'The Woman Who Did: Janet Achurch, Ibsen, and the New Woman'. The research demonstrated the contributions made by women to theatre in Australia in the late nineteenth century and the influence of those contributions on society today.
Christine also has a keen interest in travel writing. Her honours thesis was entitled 'Writes of Passage: The Waldheim Chalet Visitors' Books as Liminal Texts'.
Christine's passion is the English language, and her calling is to assist students in their postgraduate endeavours, especially in the field of writing.
As student coach, Christine is responsible for assisting student learning in the P&P subjects of associate degrees. This role incorporates mentoring students in all aspects of learning through practice, including assistance with digital reflective portfolios (ePortfolios). Christine also assists with P&P assessment and all matters related to student learning.
Other responsibilities include assisting in the development of University College Pedagogy of Practice-Based Teaching and Learning, with a focus on experiential education. This role incorporates assistance with P&P curriculum design in consultation with the P&P team, the curriculum design team and discipline staff.
Christine is also involved in research to advance the concept of experiential education and create meaningful, theoretically-sound, relevant, and up-to-date digital learning modules as a resource for students and discipline staff.
Thesis title (if applicable)
Date of Award
Bachelor of Tourism
First Class Honours in English
‘Writes of Passage: The Waldheim Chalet Visitors’ Books as Liminal Texts’
Fields of Research
- Continuing and Community Education (130101)
- Higher Education (130103)
- The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) (950104)
- Pedagogy (930201)
Conference Publication(2 outputs)
|2017||Angel C, 'Making Stories: The Role of Regional Campuses in Community Storytelling', 2 November 2017, Tasmania, pp. 1. (2017) [Conference Edited]|
|2017||Angel C, Hawkins C, Finnen M, Lewis R, 'From Flatpack to Bookcase: development of an online resource for students and staff', Teaching Matters 2017: Making a Difference, 28 Nov 2017, Sandy Bay, Tasmania (2017) [Conference Extract]|
Co-authors: Hawkins C; Finnen M; Lewis R
Grants & Funding
Number of grants
- This project will provide a series of twelve writing workshops tailored for specific groups within the region, capturing life experiences that may otherwise be lost to heritage. The project is innovative as there is no other similar project addressing the particular need in the region. It is proposed that the initial series will be conducted at four aged care facilities and two community houses in the NW Coast, the two workshops to be held at each venue. Workshops can be run in three-hour blocks, or three one-hour blocks as the needs of participants dictate.
- Tasmanian Community Fund ($20,021)
- Administered By
- University of Tasmania
- Research Team
- Angel CJ; Eversole R