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.
- BAA506 Learning Through Practice A (Workplace) - Unit Coordinator
- KAA201 Workplace Internship - Project Supervisor
Fields of Research
- Continuing and Community Education (130101)
- The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) (950104)
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