Christine Hirsch gained a BPharm (Hons) from U.W.I.S.T in Cardiff in 1982 and completed her pre-registration year at the Royal London Hospital in 1983. After registration as a pharmacist she joined the pharmacy department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham in 1984 developing the cytotoxic reconstitution service for oncology.
In 1988 she gained an MSc in clinical hospital pharmacy and in 1989 returned to the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Medicines Information and managerial roles. Her interest in learning and teaching led to her appointment as a clinical tutor on the Keele clinical pharmacy diploma, the Aston undergraduate pharmacy program and as an examiner for the College of Pharmacy Practice.
In 1997 Christine moved to a palliative care post in the West Midlands, based at St Mary’s Hospice, Birmingham and later Compton Hospice, Wolverhampton and in 2007 she completed her PhD.
Following a period of teaching clinical pharmacy part-time at Aston University Pharmacy School, she gained a lectureship in 2009. During this time she maintained her interest in evidence based education becoming a champion in learning and teaching for the School of life and health sciences.
In 2011 Christine joined the College of Medicine and Dentistry as a lecturer in clinical pharmacy as part of the team to assist in development of new pharmaceutical initiatives