Christine is Project Manager for the DREAMT project at the Centre for Online Health.

Christine has a clinical background in nursing and midwifery working in fields such as paediatric burns, birth suite and operating theatres. Moving over to education in the mid ‘90s, she spent over 15 years working with undergraduate nursing students in both theory and clinical units at QUT. Teaching in a variety of roles including Unit Coordinator, Lecturer, Tutor and Clinical Facilitator. Christine is passionate about education and was awarded a Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in 2010 for her ongoing role in teaching, learning and student engagement.

For the past 6 years, Christine has worked on two large Department of Health funded palliative care education and training projects. As National Clinical Educator, she wrote, developed and produced educational resources for their integration into undergraduate curriculum and education of health care professionals. Christine has post graduate qualifications in health, project management and Indigenous cultural education.

As Project Manager for the DREAMT project, Christine oversees the project and works with the COH team to link geriatriciants to Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities. The project employs Indigenous health workers, using telemedicine to assist in early identification of dementia.

Conference presentations

Howard, C., Yates, P., He, W., Innes-Walker, K. (2017) Supporting mentors in connecting to clinical practice: The PEPA experience. In Australian Palliative Care Conference (17APCC), 6-8 September 2017, Adelaide, SA.

Fox, A., Howard, C., & Coyer, F. (2013) Text messaging to support off-campus clinical facilitators of undergraduate student nurses. In Australasian Nurse Educators Conference, 9-11 October 2013, Wellington, New Zealand.

Howard, C., Adili, F., Myers, N., & Yates, P. (2013) Providing 'best practice' placements begins with mentoring skills: overview of the Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) quality improvement initiatives for mentors. In 12th Australian Palliative Care Conference, 3-6 September 2013, National Convention Centre, Canberra, ACT.

Yates, P., Farrington, A., Howard, C., & Ekberg, S. (2013) Developing exemplars for sustained integration of palliative care principles into allied health curricula. In 12th Australian Palliative Care Conference, 3-6 September 2013, National Convention Centre, Canberra, ACT.

Howard, C. (2009) Using a social networking site such as Facebook, to enhance the feeling of belonging, within a first-year nursing cohort of a large university. In 12th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference: Preparing for Tomorrow Today: The First-Year Experience as Foundation, 29 June - 1 July 2009, Townsville, Queensland.

Awards

2014, QUT Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence as a member of the Palliative Care Workforce Development Team. Awarded for exceptional sustained performance and outstanding achievement in client focus, innovative and creative practice, and partnerships and engagement

2014, Finalist at Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) Awards, Amy’s Story (Listed as Producer as part of the PCC4U team)

2010, QUT Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence (individual award). Awarded for exceptional sustained performance and outstanding achievement in teaching and learning

2007, QUT Vice-Chancellor’s Performance Award for Outstanding Performance in teaching (individual award)

Featured projects Duration
DREAMT
20172019