Current Work

Research Fellow: 'Making music work: Sustainable portfolio careers for Australian musicians', ARC Linkage.  

Expertise Keywords

  • Australian music scenes
  • Creative careers
  • Creative economies
  • Music business
  • Perth music

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 9 (Other: 9)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship



A Fellow on the 'Making Music Work: Sustainable portfolio careers for Australian musicians' ARC Linkage, Christina holds a PhD (Communications), a GradCertEd (Tertiary and Adult Education), and a BCommsHons (Journalism and Mass Communications) degrees. She has a solid background in the music, media and arts sectors, with particularly strong experience in print journalism and community radio. She has taught popular music studies at a final year undergraduate level, and has also spent time in administrative, research assistant, project management and student support roles within the higher education sector.

Her research broadly examines the relationship between music and place, including aspects such as creative and cultural capital, business and career development, popular music culture and policy, and creative and cultural clusters. Christina's research has been presented at academic and industry conferences across Australia as well as in Canada, New Zealand and Portugal, and been published in select academic journals.

Christina is a general member of the West Australian Music Council, and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (Australian New Zealand chapter), while also being a former student researcher and ECR/PhD subcommittee member of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation. She is regularly invited to provide peer review for various conference proceedings and academic journals including Continuum, Environment and Planning A, and, Popular Music Studies, while also acting as a judge for the WAM Song of the Year competition.

Education and Training

  • GCertHigherEd Graduate Certificate In Higher Education, Murdoch University - 2014
  • PhD Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University - 2013
  • BComnHons Bachelor Of Communication With Honours, Edith Cowan University - 2009

Professional memberships

  • General member, West Australian Music Council 2015 -
  • General member, International Association for the Study of Popular Music ANZ Chapter 2010 -