Christine Smith has worked in Higher Education since 2007. She has worked at the University of Hull since 2017 and is currently a Programme Director in Education Studies incorporating a Special Educational Needs and Disability Inclusion Pathway and has completed a term as Chair of the National Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work. Prior to working in HE Christine worked in a range of youth and community settings including as a locality-based Community Education Worker, Principal Youth Officer, Senior Trainer, Staff Development and Quality Assurance Officer.