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Christine Fountain

MA, Head of Curriculum Enhancement

Vice-Chancellor's Office

023 8201 3881 ext. 3881

Role at Solent

Christine is head curriculum enhancement at Solent University and works strategically with partner colleges, businesses, external agencies and Solent University colleagues to develop and implement joint plans for curricula to enhance the student experience, HE progression and wider participation.

She also aims to ensure that the curriculum design supports the needs of external partners, emerging opportunities and appropriate bodies/organisations and contributes curriculum knowledge and expertise to  support and develop curricula.


Previously, Christine was interim director of the School of Business and Law. Christine is an academic leader with proven success in leading a diverse and challenging business school provision. Earlier as principal lecturer she led the postgraduate and professional courses and colleague teams at Solent University.

She is a senior fellow HEA, chartered FCMI, chartered MCIPD and associate professor.

Christine has led key strategic projects, collaborating with academic and professional services colleagues in strategies and curriculum enhancement to support the development of both the business school and the wider university. Christine founded the Solent HRM Network and led the successful growth voucher project as part of the Small Business Charter award programme relishing the opportunity to further enhance Solent's relationships with small businesses.

Combining experience from a successful career in industry with university leadership roles, Christine continues to collaborate with, and engage in the wider business community developing a warm relationship with Business South and the Chamber of Commerce. She has enjoyed tenure as a sixth form governor, a young enterprise judge, a member of the Southampton City Council Well-Being Charter board, a steering member of local and national retail skills development initiatives and is a champion role model for Aurora (LFHE).

She has also won two HEIF grant awards. Christine is an external examiner in leadership and HRM, an end point assessor and has been an academic course development panel member. She is also a SFHEA assessor for Solent University.


  • MA (Dist)

Committee membership

  • Havant and Southdowns HE Committee

External bodies

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Chartered Management Institute
  • Higher Education Academy *
  • Leadership Foundation Higher Education*

*Merged March 2018 to become Advance HE