Ms Christine Smith

Lecturer/ Professional Practice Co-ordinator

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Education


  • MA
  • PhD (University of Plymouth)


Christine Smith is passionate about the transformative potential of community and education in creating the conditions to produce greater social justice and in combating new formations of inequality. She is an experienced practitioner and has undertaken a variety of lead roles across the voluntary, community and statutory sector since the 1980s. Christine focuses on the the role of higher education in the professional formation of youth and community educators as part of her research. She is an active contributor across a number of networks including TAG Professional Association for Lecturers in Youth and Community Work and the Education Training and Standards Committee.

Charity role

Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work

2018 - 2020

A membership organisation working with sector colleagues to represent the interests of academics educators and researchers in the field of youth and community work. The Association represents in excess of 250 educators at over 50 institutions and agencies in the UK.

Yorkshire and Humber Regional Youth Work Unit


Committee/Steering group role

University of Hull Enactus Adviser


English Training Standards Committee

2017 - 2021

External examiner role

External Examiner


External Examiner

2017 - 2021

External Examiner

2017 - 2020

Membership/Fellowship of professional body



Fellow of Higher Education Association