Professor Christine Rivers

Head of Department of Management Education
PhD, Professor of Business Education and Mindfulness, National Teaching Fellow, Senior Fellow Advance HE
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Areas of specialism

Management Education, Curriculum Design, Teaching Development Programmes

University roles and responsibilities

  • Co-Director Department of Management Education
  • Director Learning & Teaching (interim) since Aug 2020

    Previous roles

    01 June 2015 - 01 June 2016
    Director for Post Graduate Studies including MBA and EMBA programmes
    Surrey Business School

    Affiliations and memberships

    British Academy of Management
    SIG Chair Learning & Knowledge
    Chartered Association of Business Schools
    CABS LTSE committee member (Sept 2020)


    Research interests

    Research projects



    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 PublicationsRivers 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.