Christine Charnock Lecturer, User Experience

Christine Charnock

I’m Christine (she/her) and I am a lecturer in user experience and a multidisciplinary designer.

I have worked in higher education since 2019, and have both a PGCE and Fellowship of HE (FHEA). At SODA, I teach across various degree programmes including Web & User Experience, Digital User Experience, and Creative Digital Design. My active learning approach to teaching embeds industry practices to prepare students and apprentices for the creative and digital sectors.

Before I moved into higher education, I worked in industry across the disciplines of user experience, digital media, and graphic design. I spent much of my career as a UX practitioner at the BBC. Here I worked on different products such as Sport, Homepage, Interactive TV, Bitesize, and R&D (Research & Development). I led and collaborated on a variety of projects, using design thinking, user research, and problem-solving to answer challenging UX questions.

My current creative practice blurs the boundaries of user experience, design, and visual art. My multidisciplinary projects often focus on social good, with work exploring topics such as gender equality, imposter syndrome, mental health, and the natural world. I explore and experiment with various creative and digital techniques, and strive to evolve my practice. I also attend design events, talks, and conferences to learn about the future of the industry and gain new insights.

Outside of my teaching and creative practices, I enjoy reading, baking, and going for long walks.