On leaving university Christina taught English in Brighton and then Italy. As her children were growing up she became very involved in community work in Exeter which led her to train as a probation officer at Exeter University. She spent several years as a generic officer then moved to a specialist post working with sex offenders. As a result of this experience she was offered a post as social worker within a multi-agency team working at Torbay Hospital with people who were HIV positive. After 2 years Christina decided to return to working with offenders but felt that it would be more productive to work preventatively with young people.
She worked initially in Hampshire then moved to Kent where she progressed to Area YOT Manager for East Kent. During this period she delivered national training as a member of the National Association for Youth Justice. She moved to Torbay to work within the YOT and when she retired she was fortunate to be appointed as governor at South Devon College. When the opportunity arose to become a sponsor governor of the Devon Studio School she was excited to have been given the chance to be involved in such an innovative project.