Christine is a public health physician and deputy director of the NIHR ARC East of England where she leads 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 worked at director level in independent hospitals in Manchester and London before joining the NHS as a senior manager in 2005. Returning to medicine in 2006, Christine trained in public health medicine in Cambridge and became an NHS Consultant in 2010.
Christine teaches health policy on the MPhil in Public Health, a postgraduate masters course at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, where she holds the honorary post of Affiliated Lecturer. Christine’s special interests include translation of research into policy and practice, health policy and management, 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.