Christine Johnston is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Western Sydney University and a member of the Transforming Early Education and Child Health Research Centre. Christine teaches and researches primarily in the areas of early childhood intervention, family-centred practice, person-centred practice, individualised funding and evidence-based practice.
A strong thread throughout her research program is that of linking research to practice and working in partnership with families and professionals. This was notably the case in the ARC Vision and Living Skills (VaLS) Project in partnership with what is now Vision Australia. The project combined a strong theoretical base with a concern for practical applications and intervention. The project culminated in the production of a training package for parents and professionals which has been translated into four European languages. Christine maintains a strong involvement in the early childhood intervention field both nationally and internationally through her teaching, her work with professional groups and her research.