Dr Neville is a mental health nurse with an established research profile in ageing, dementia, mental health and respite care using predominantly quantitative research methods. Her current research focus is on revising the National Standards for Mental Health Nurses in Australia, pain rating scales for older people with dementia, respite care for older people with dementia and undergraduate nurse perceptions of a career in aged care.
Dr Neville has general and mental health nursing qualifications with extensive clinical experience in both these areas. Her PhD was undertaken at The University of Queensland on the behaviour of older people admitted for respite care. She is a Fellow of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses and has been the recipient of the internationally acclaimed Stan Alchin Award for Outstanding Mental Health Nursing Practice. Christine is Chair of the Education and Research Committee for the Psychogeriatric Nurses Association. Since 1997 she has been involved in the tertiary education of nurses. Christine joined The University of Queensland in the School of Nursing and Midwifery in 2007 as the Undergraduate Programs Director and is involved in the development of a new Masters of Mental Health Nursing program and a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program.