Christina is part of our academic team (collaborating with King's College London). It produces the annual 'Learning from lives and deaths - people with a learning disability and autistic people' (LeDeR) report. LeDeR is an NHS service improvement programme which reviews the deaths of people in England with a learning disability and autism.
Christina is currently working on a report in collaboration with Race Equality Foundation, Learning Disability England and Manchester Metropolitan University. It is about barriers to healthcare for people with a learning disability from ethnic minorities. This report is funded by the NHS Race and Health Observatory.
Christina studied an integrated master's in Psychology at the University of York. Here, she specialised in developmental disorders. She then went on to complete a master's in Social Science Research at Loughborough University, where she studied in the Centre for Mathematical Cognition. After graduating, Christina worked as a teaching assistant for young people with autism before starting her role at UCLan in January 2022.