Senior Lecturer


Tel: 0131 474 0000

Christine Raffaelli (BEd) is a Senior Lecturer in the Media Communication & Performing Arts Division.

Christine is the programme leader for the BA/BA (Hons) Drama and Performance degree and has over 30 years of experience working in the arts and higher education. She is a recognised and well respected movement specialist and choreographer having trained in dance and human movement studies. She has a special interest in period movement and physical theatre. Christine’s main focus for many years has been the provision of actor training and she has worked with and trained many internationally recognised professionals who have appeared in film, television and theatre. Christine is committed to the concepts of social enterprise, mental health and well being and values drama as a transformative tool. She is also recognised for her work in the areas of body awareness and mindfulness meditation.

Academically, Christine’s main areas of expertise are programme management, curriculum design, personal and professional development and life long learning. At the heart of her philosophy lies a dedication to an holistic approach to movement and continuing professional development (CPD) as part of the overall student experience in drama and performance.

My primary teaching and learning areas include the following topics: - history of theatre and traditional and contemporary aspects of performance . I supervise student performance projects and mentor students developing their professional practice. I support students to examine the creative process, to challenge conventional assumptions and to develop collaborative working practices which will assist them in their future careers.   

Programme Leader:

  • Academic Link MA Stage Management
  • Creative Industries Academy