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Xianghan (Christine) O'Dea

Dr Xianghan (Christine) O'Dea

Senior Lecturer in Management and Technology Education

Research interests

  • Public Services Management & Organisation


Xianghan (Christine) O’Dea is a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy, and Senior Lecturer in Management and Technology Education in the Department of Public Services Management & Organisation at King’s Business School. She has more than 20 years of experience in the Higher Education as lecturer, researcher and academic developer.

Christine holds a PhD in Education from the University of Hull and was previously Subject Group Leader (Logistics, Transportation, Operations and Analytics) at the Huddersfield Business School, University of Huddersfield.

Her research focuses on AI in education (AIEd), with a particular focus on Generative AI and AI literacy; digital transformation and digital education. She has published her research in high-impact journals, such as Studies in Higher Education, British Journal of Educational Technology, and Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences. She has also published featured articles regularly in prestigious media, such as Times Higher Education and Wonkhe.

Her recognized expertise in AIEd has led to numerous invitations to deliver workshops and seminars at the (inter) national level, including prestigious organizations, such as QAA, Society for Research Into Higher Education (SRHE) and Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE).

Christine is currently associate editor of two Journals - Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, and Perspectives: Policy and Practice in higher education. She is also a lead guest editor of a special issue of Studies in Higher Education, entitled “Text generators: a threat, an opportunity or an asset to higher education?” Previously she was a lead guest editor of the British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET).