Christine is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Surrey Business School (SBS). She has joined the SBS in September 2011 after having worked in the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey as Research Fellow, Associate Lecturer and as Graduate Tutor whilst conducting her doctoral research in the area of remote collaboration. She has since held a number of leadership roles in the school: Director for Undergraduate Studies (Progression and Student Experience), Director for Post Graduate Studies, Director for MBA Programmes. Christine has now taken on the role as Deputy Director for the Center of Management Learning.
Before her time in Surrey, Christine studied Media & Communication at the University of Vienna, and obtained her Masters in 2005 and qualified as a Journalist in 2003. During and after her studies Christine worked as a Marketing Assistant for different publishing companies and as Project Manager in Advertising and PR for several years.
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 offering online exams for big size modules and the implementation of critical thinking into PG modules. The latter project was funded by the Academy of Marketing. (Teaching Research and Development Grant 2013/14).
Christine successfully completed the HEA Leadership Transformation in Learning and Teaching programme in January 2016 and is an active member of the HEA and BAM.
Christine conducts pedagogic research with various scholars from a number of institutions across the UK and internationally focusing on pedagogic aspect and innovations in learning and teaching (e.g. UCL, Middlesex, University of Vienna) as well as collaborates closely with business nationally and internationally to design high quality teaching resources and content.
Christine leads and teaches on the following modules in the Surrey Business School
MANM061 MSc Dissertation
MANM340 Integrative Research Project (MBA, FT & EMBA)
MANM338 Marketing and Selling across Channels (MBA, FT & EMBA)
MANM018 Marketing Communications(UG, PG)
MAN3089 Marketing in the Digital Environment (UG, final year)
MANM019 Marketing Research (MSc).
MANM011 International Marketing Management
PhD Supervision - Christine supervises at PhD level, conducts confirmation viva's and final viva's.
Director of MBA Programmes (June 2015-May 2016)
Director of Postgraduate Studies for Surrey Business School and School of Hospitality and Tourism (January 2015-May 2016)
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 (Co-Track Chair, SIG Learning and Knowledge)
University of Surrey, Faculty Teaching Award, June 2014
Academy of Marketing, Teaching Research and Development Grant, 2013-14
Silver C, Rivers CB.
(2015) 'The CAQDAS Postgraduate Learning Model: an interplay between methodological awareness, analytic adeptness and technological proficiency'. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, Article number 13/126
Rivers CB, Tan A, Kondoz A.
(2007) 'Direct Interaction with Multifunctional Digital Pens in Collaborative Environments'. The International Journal of Technology Knowledge and Society, 4 (3), pp. 18-28.
(2015) 'How to revive Ghostown like lectures in Business schools?'. Portsmouth: British Academy of Management [ Status: Unpublished ]
Rivers CB, Anninou AI.
(2015) 'Reviving ghost-town like lecture and tutorials – Linking engagement and assessment'. [ Status: Unpublished ]
Silver C, Rivers C.
(2013) 'Learning from the Learners: the role of technology acceptance and adoption theories in understanding researchers’ early experiences with CAQDAS packages'. Berlin: ATLAS.ti User Conference 2013 : Fostering Dialog on Qualitative Methods
(2012) 'Smartphone Consumer Behaviour – Adopting the Collaborative Information Management Behaviour Model to understand the Use of Smartphone Applications,'. in Proceedings of Academy of Marketing Conference, Southampton, UK.: in Proceedings of Academy of Marketing Conference
Rivers C, Silver C, Woodger NT.
(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'. Orlando, Florida: The 9th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA 2011
Rivers CB, 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, Innsbruck, Austria: IASTED International Human-Computer Interaction Conference,, pp. 291-296.
Rivers CB, Calic J, Tan A.
(2009) 'Combining Activity Theory and Grounded Theory for the Design of Collaborative Interfaces'. in (ed.) Human Centred Design
Springer Berlin Heidelberg 5619, pp. 312-321.
Rivers CB, Glaser C.
(2009) 'An Intelligent Information Management Tool for Complex Distributed Human Collaboration'. in Niiranen S, Yli-Hietanen J, Lugmayr A (eds.) Open Information Management
New York Hershey : information science reference (IGI Global) Article number 5 , pp. 110-143.