Christie has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Geography from the University of Liverpool. Her undergraduate dissertation looked at the accessibility of healthy assets and hazards within a city context, and how accessibility related to sociodemographic factors.
Christie says “I am excited to continue exploring my love for the social sciences through this opportunity. In particular, I am interested in using research to help inform effective policy interventions and strive for positive social change. “
Christie’s PhD research focuses on the characteristics and experiences of carers in the UK. She will be exploring how social factors impact people’s experiences of providing care, and how these vary over space and time. Christie will be working in collaboration with Carers UK, using their own collected data alongside census data between 2001 – 2021.
Professor Sue Yeandle
Professor Matt Bennett
Dr. Andy Bell