Dr Christine Thuranira-McKeever

Christine is the Director for Distance Learning Programmes at the Royal Veterinary College and is responsible for academic and strategic leadership of the Programmes.

With an academic background in agricultural economics, Christine spent the early part of her career working in international development, a field in which she maintains an active interest, from an agricultural and educational perspective.

Christine’s education research interests are mainly in learning design for science-based courses, and in enhancing the student experience & improving retention, particularly in areas relating to student support, tools to support student engagement and international institutional partnerships to support students.

Christine is the recipient of a teaching research award from the CDE, investigating factors impacting scholarship students’ learning experience. She also undertaken a number of other CDE studies around student engagement, including investigating the application of technology, and the impacts of different teaching, learning and assessment frameworks on the student experience.