Dr Christine Rivers

Research Interests

Most of Christine’s research is focused on pedagogic aspects including teaching and learning innovations, and assessment and feedback strategies. In particular, Christine is interested in developing new teaching and learning methods to deliver modules to international students and increase student engagement.  

Christine's recent research project focused on the implementation of critical thinking into PG modules. This research project was funded by the Academy of Marketing. (Teaching Research and Development Grant 2013/14).

Christine is part of the HEA Internationalising the Curriculum Strand and was successful in applying for the HEA Leadership Transfromation and Learning and Teaching leadership programme. 


Christine leads and teaches on the following modules in the Surrey Business School

Module Leader

  • MAN2094 Marketing Communications (UG)
  • MANM018 Marketing Communications(MSc)
  • MANM047 Consumer Behaviour (MSc).

Teaching only

  • MAN3089 Marketing in the Digital Environment (UG)
  • MANM019 Marketing Research (MSc).
  • MANM011 International Marketing Management

Departmental Duties

  • Director of Postgraduate Studies for Surrey Business School and School of Hospitality and Tourism (January 2015)
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Surrey Business School (April 2014)
  • Programme Leader Business Management (Level 6, UG) (October 2013 - October 2014)
  • Assessment and Feedback Officer (March 2011 - December 2012).


  • HEA Senior Fellow
  • Member of the Academy of Marketing
  • Member of the British Management Academy


  • University of Surrey, Faculty Teaching Award, June 2014
  • Academy of Marketing, Teaching Research and Development Grant, 2013-14

Editorial Board Member

Journal of Business Management & Education in HE

Journal of Management Decisions

Contact Me

Phone: 01483 68 6353

Find me on campus
Room: 14 MS 02

My office hours

Office hours Semester 1/2014:

Monday 12 - 2 pm & Wednesday, 11 am -1 pm.

If you are unable to make these days and times please send me an email to arrange an alternative appointment.  


Peer-reviewed Publications 

Silver, C. and Rivers, C. (2013), Learning from the Learners: technology acceptance and adoption in understanding researchers’ early experiences with CAQDAS packages. A pilot qualitative longitudinal study. submitted to International Journal for Social Research Methods.   

Rivers C. and Calic J. (2013), Qualitative Remote Collaboration Analysis, submitted to International Journal of Human Computer Studies

Rivers C., Tan A., Kondoz A., (2009), An Intelligent Information Management Tool for Complex Human Collaboration, In: Open Information Management: Applications of Interconnectivity and Collaboration edited by S. Niiranen, J. Yil-Hietenen, Lugmayr A., Chapter 15, p.113-143

Glaser C., Tan A., Kondoz A., (2007), Direct Interaction with Multifunctional Digital Pens in Collaborative Environments, The International Journal of Technology Knowledge and Society, Vol 4, Nr 3, p.18-28

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings

Rivers C., Silver S., Woodger N., (2011), Camera Set-up, Image Placement and  Interactive Devices in Virtual Learning Environments, Increasing the Feeling of Co-Presence and Interactivity in Access Grid mediated sessions, In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA 2011, Orlando, FL, USA, 19-22nd July 2011.

Rivers C., Silver S., (2010), Identifying Aspects of Learning Experience and Usability in CAQDAS – A Longitudinal Case-Study Project, In Proceedings of Qualitative Computing: Diverse Worlds and Research Practices, Istanbul,  Turkey, 24-26th February 2011.

Rivers C., Tan A., Calic J., (2009), Combining Activity Theory and Grounded Theory for the Design of Collaborative Interfaces, published by Springer in Lecture Notes of Computer Science (LNCS), HCI international conference, San Diego, July 2009

Glaser C., Tan A. , Kondoz A., (2008), Talk-in Interaction reflects Usability of Virtual Collaboration Systems, in Proceedings of the Third IASTED International Human-Computer Interaction Conference, March 17th-19th 2008, Innsbruck, Austria, p.291-296.

Non-Peer-reviewed Publications

Rivers C, Bulloch S (2011), CAQDAS - A contributor to social scientific knowledge?, in MethodsNEWS Spring 2011, NCRM.

Rivers C, (2010) Qualitative Remote Collaboration Analysis, University of Surrey, UK, PhD Thesis.

Glaser C, (2004), Lifestyle-PR, Applied Public Relations in the Context of the Social Change, University of Vienna, Master Thesis.

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