Christina joined the School of Psychology as a lecturer in 2022. She holds a BSc in Social Anthropology (Brunel University), a MRes in Social Science Research Methods (UEA), and a PhD from the School of Social Work at UEA awarded in 2020. Christina's PhD examined how post-2010 austerity measures were translating into the everyday lives of people experiencing homelessness, and professionals working in homelessness-related service provision.
Following her PhD, Christina worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University, where she contributed to a Horizon 2020 funded project entitled CANCERLESS, which aims to co-design and implement a community-based programme of cancer prevention for people experiencing homelessness.
Her primary research interests centre on the everyday lives and experiences of socially excluded populations, with a specific emphasis on service design and delivery. Christina is particularly interested in the use of qualitative methodologies, and has experience in teaching research methods at undergraduate and postgraduate level.