Christina RowleyChristina is Head of Strategy at ESRC.  The Strategy Team co-ordinates the development of ESRC's delivery plans and oversees the monitoring of and reporting on progress made towards achieving our organisational objectives.  The team is also responsible for developing and delivering ESRC's strategic engagement with key academic partners (including other research funders, research organisations, learned societies and professional disciplinary associations) and for managing ESRC's Strategic Advisory Network (SAN).

After completing her PhD at Bristol in 2011, Christina joined ESRC in 2013 as a senior manager responsible for knowledge exchange and engagement with charitable organisations.  She has held a variety of roles in ESRC, including Head of International Strategy, Head of International Development Research and Head of Skills and Methods.

Christina's research background is at the intersection of international relations and cultural studies, and she has published on (among other topics) the politics of science fiction, identity and US foreign policy; war, gender and popular culture; and the multifaceted relationships between popular culture and world politics.