Christine has a PhD in Psychology (UNSW) and extensive research expertise in crime, justice, psychology and health. Her work has focused on informing justice and health policy and programs to improve life outcomes for disadvantaged groups, including those experiencing domestic and family violence.
Christine’s research spans quantitative and qualitative methods and major population surveys. Prior to her role at ANROWS, she headed the research programs at the Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales and the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, and held senior research and policy positions at NSW Police and Worksafe Australia.
Christine led the seminal Legal Australia-Wide (LAW) Survey, the largest legal needs survey worldwide, which underpins government policy on public legal assistance services, and she influenced the movement towards joined-up legal and human services, including health justice partnerships, to provide holistic and enduring client outcomes.
In her current role, Christine leads the 2021 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS) and related qualitative research.