Christine holds a PhD critiquing institutional capacity to address complex challenges, and a postgraduate qualification in academic practice. In May 2018, Christine was recognised as a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK, for sustained strategic impact on teaching and learning at inter/national and institutional levels.

Previously, Christine was Academic Developer (ePortfolios), responsible for the University of the Sunshine Coast’s university-wide ePortfolio implementation. In 2015, she received a prestigious national Platinum LearnX Impact Award, and a commendation for excellence in innovation in the ATEM/Campus Review Best Practice Awards in Tertiary Education Management for this work.