Christine is a vertebrate palaeobiologist with expertise in anatomy, palaeopathology, evolutionary developmental biology (EvoDevo) and functional morphology. Read more about her career [here].

Her research focus lies on the evolution, function and development of the vertebrate body plan through deep time and her particular interest is to reveal the patterns and mechanisms underlying the evolution of the vertebral column in tetrapods. Other main projects include the evolutionary history of dentition and the form-function relationships in the limbs. Read more about her research [here].

She has worked on a variety of vertebrate groups including cyclostomes (lampreys), salamanders (axolotl), crocodiles, birds and extinct dinosaurs, with a special focus on living and fossil archosaurs and mammals.