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Associate professor, University of Newcastle

Christine worked as an anaesthetist for more than 15 years before focusing on patient safety and quality . She has doctorates in neuropharmacology and sociology. Her book ‘Reconstructing Medical Practice - Engagement, Professionalism and Critical Relationships in Health Care’ explored what limits doctors' ability to admit to error or engage broadly with the healthcare system. She has published in a range of areas including: medical culture, measurement of health care quality and use of routine data, clinical handover, root cause analysis, open disclosure, health information literacy, implications of the 'e-patient', use of smart phones by anaesthetists, peer assessment, professionalism, educational simulation, evaluation of educational programs, infection control practice (video-reflexive ethnography) and interprofessional education and practice. She has completed a major scoping report on Clinician Engagement for the Victorian DHHS.


  • –present
    Honorary Associate Professor, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney


  • 2007 
    UNSW, PhD