Christine, a Chartered Psychologist, is the Postgraduate Programme Director for Gerontology and Ageing Studies here at the Centre. In line with the Centre’s ethos, the Programme examines biopsychosocial and environmental aspects of ageing, where older people are regarded as active agents in determining their own lives.
She completed her undergraduate degree in 2003, and her PhD in Social Psychology in 2008, both at Swansea University. She joined the Centre for Innovative Ageing in 2008, and has worked here almost continuously ever since. She has held a number of roles in research, teaching and student supervision. Research has included end-of-life care for older people, as well as intra- and intergenerational relationships in BAME elders. From 2014-2016, she was a Research Fellow in Information Governance and Public Engagement at the Farr Institute, Swansea University Medical School.
Christine is also research active, currently looking at dignified and inclusive health and social care for older (50+) trans people in Wales. This two-year, mixed-methods project works throughout closely with trans community members. As well as qualitative data collection with trans people, the quantitative aspect involves gathering data from health and social care professionals. Her research interests are: trans equality and rights; death, dying and bereavement; the use and abuse of power; research and information ethics; harnessing the power of data-linkage; public engagement and involvement; life-span development.