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About Christine Lee

Christine Lee joined the English Language Centre as the In-Sessional Programme Manager in 2016.  She has more than 10 years teaching experience in several countries including China, Australia, Malaysia and the UK.  Prior to joining the University of Lincoln, she had completed a PhD in Education at the University of Nottingham, UK.  Her research in the area of transnational higher education examined international branch campus students’ choices, experiences and perceptions of employability.  Before her life as a full-time PhD researcher in the UK, she had oversight responsibilities for the in-sessional programme as well as the Self-Access Centre at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China.  She has a keen interest in internationalisation in higher education, and academic literacies development particularly its impact on the process of students’ learning and becoming a member of their communities of practice in different academic disciplines.  She is also interested in exploring e-learning as part of internationalising teaching and learning in higher education across borders.

Department Responsibilities

Leading and managing a team of professional English for Academic Purposes staff in the delivery of the English Language Centre programmes. Oversight of the development and management of the In-Sessional Programme. Contributing to the wider English Language Centre agenda.

Subject Specialism

English for Academic Purposes; Academic Literacies; Internationalisation in Higher Education


  • PhD (Education) — University of Nottingham, UK, 2016
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English for Academic Purposes — University of Nottingham, UK, 2008
  • M.Ed — Edith Cowan University, Australia, 2002
  • LLB — University of London, 1998
  • Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults — Cambridge/Royal Society of Arts, 1998


  • Individual Merit Award 2017 — University of Lincoln,

Research Interests

  • Academic literacies

  • Internationalisation of higher education

  • Transnational higher education; cross-border higher education; borderless higher education