Christina is a historian of historic gardens and cultural landscapes, specialising in twentieth-century Australian plant gardens.
She also has wide experience in Australia’s urban and built heritage. She has a particular interest in and aptitude for undertaking assessments of complex cultural landscapes and developing policy for their adequate and appropriate protection.
Heritage for me is about the complex interactions between people and their environments. In the work that we do, it is a privilege to play a role in understanding, protecting and conserving the things that survive from the past which, through the stories and meanings they embody, help create meaningful connections between communities and place.
Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne
Graduate Diploma (Horticulture), University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Arts (Honours Class I), University of Sydney
Chair – Victoria’s Heritage Restoration Fund, Committee of Management
Member – National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
Member (Honorary Life) – Australian Garden History Society; AGHS Engagement Working Group (foundation member)
Member – ICOMOS (full international)