Christine is a Research Assistant within the Mood Disorders Research Group and is based in Cardiff University.
Christine qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Social Sciences from The Open University in 1998. In the same year she joined the research team in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Birmingham as a research assistant for Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP), recruiting women who had experienced severe postnatal episodes of mood disorder.
In 2001 Christine relocated to Cardiff and began working for the Department of Dental Health, Cardiff University, where she carried out a study for Sure Start investigating the drinks and treats mothers gave to their pre-school children and how that affected their dental health. In 2002 Christine joined the BDRN team in the Department of Psychological Medicine, Cardiff University working with the team in University of Birmingham, interviewing individuals with bipolar disorder for research into the causes of mood disorders.
Christine has been working with the Mood Disorders Research Group in Birmingham and Cardiff for 16 years and has interviewed a great many of the men and women who have kindly participated in our research study. She continues to conduct telephone interviews with individuals who have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and conduct home interviews with women who have suffered severe postnatal episodes. Christine would like to thank everyone who has already participated, and any future participants who may contribute in the future, for sharing with us their individual experiences of mood disorder, without which this important research would not be possible.