Christine Hill

Lead for ARC Fellowship programme

Christine is a public health physician and Lead for the ARC East of England Fellowship programme. Christine practised as a hospital clinician and GP before doing an MBA and moving into senior management and hospital director roles in the public and private healthcare sectors in South Africa. Moving back to the UK in 1999, she was a director in independent hospitals in Manchester and London before joining the NHS as a senior manager in 2005. Returning to medicine in 2006, Christine did her specialist training in public health medicine in Cambridge, and became an NHS Consultant in 2010. She has been with the NIHR ARC since 2010 when it was known as CLAHRC Cambridge & Peterborough (2009-2013) and subsequently CLAHRC East of England (2013-2019) before becoming ARC East of England in 2019. She was Deputy Director of CLAHRC/ARC East of England from 2013 to 2023. 

Christine teaches public health policy on the Masters in Population Health Science, a postgraduate masters course at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, where she holds an honorary post of Affiliated Lecturer. Christine‚Äôs special interests include translation of research into policy and practice,  public health policy and public health education. She is a reviewer for the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA) aimed at improving the quality of public health education throughout the European Region. Christine holds Masters degrees in Business Administration, Law (in Legal Aspects of Medical Practice), Public Health, and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians. She is a Non-Executive Director of the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.