Christine has gained over 15 years of teaching experience after graduating with a BA hons Politics from Exeter university. After completing a PGCE in History at Southampton University and a subsequent MA in Education, Christine worked at a grammar school in Bournemouth teaching History to years 7-13. Christine became involved in special educational needs teaching and became qualified to assess for exam access arrangements with Patoss-Dyslexia. Following an MSc in psychology,

Christine worked in an all-through school dedicated to children with Autistic Spectrum disorders. In her spare time, Christine is part of a clinical research group looking at the impact of laughter therapy on mental health and hopes to try out some of the techniques on the students at FSM.