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BiographyAs a career educator with a teaching and leadership background across school and higher education sectors, including 12 years in pre-service and in-service teacher education, Christina has established specific expertise in the fields of arts education curriculum, assessment and leadership.
She has previously held academic leadership and management responsibility as a Head of Department (school and higher education sectors) and as a National Co-ordinator for the Arts, for the New Zealand Ministry of Education.
Prior to commencing at QUT, Christina was an Executive Head of School of Performing and Screen Arts with a focus on facilitating academic and organisational change management. Christina's work has included leadership of major education reform projects including national arts curriculum writing and implementation, national assessment exemplars, resource publications, and development of national industry standards for the performing arts in New Zealand, in addition to national research projects investigating the impact of the arts on learning.
Christina has presented and published internationally on a range of arts education subjects and has undertaken consultancy projects for agencies such as:
- Creative New Zealand
- New Zealand Qualifications Authority
- New Zealand Tertiary Education Commission
- the Cook Islands Ministry of Education
- UNESCO (Paris).
In 2007, Christina was a Visiting Scholar at Texas Woman's University, (USA) and in 2008 participated on the Institute for Management and Leadership in Higher Education at the Graduate School of Education, Harvard University. Her invited membership of professional organisations, and advisory bodies past and present include:
- Music Education Research Centre (NZ)
- International panel member Australian Choreographic Centre New Zealand/Australia Choreographic Research Award
- International board member Applied Theatre Researcher Journal.
Christina's PhD (Griffith University) conceptualized the arts as literacies situated within a postmodern curriculum framework. Her current research and scholarly activity includes inquiry into curriculum as 'complicated conversation', the impact of digital convergence on discipline pedagogies, assessment for better learning, and arts-based leadership and change management in higher education.