Dr Graham Christie

pgCert THE, FHEA FPhysiol

Senior Lecturer

DArcy Thompson Unit, School of Life Sciences

Associate Dean International

School of Life Sciences

University Academic Regional Lead for SE Asia

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Dr Graham Christie is the Associate Dean International and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Life Sciences, and the university’s Academic Regional Lead for South East Asia.  

An alumnus of the University of Dundee, he graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiological Science in 1995 before completing a PhD at Newcastle University in 1999.  After several post-doctoral research positions in both academia and industry, he was recruited as a Teaching Lecturer at the University of Dundee in 2005. 

In October 2016 Graham was appointed Programme Lead for the Life Sciences Core Curriculum with overall responsibility for ~600 undergraduate students and 25 modules, a role he held until his appointment as Academic Regional Lead in January 2022.  In October 2017 he was promoted to Senior Lecturer, appointed as Programme Lead for the Life Sciences Joint Degree Programme with National University Singapore in 2019 and Programme Lead for the Double Degree Programme with Indonesia International Institute for Life Sciences (i3L) in 2023.  In May 2024 he was appointed as Associate Dean International.  As a Senior Lecturer he contributes to delivery and assessment across a number of undergraduate programmes offered by the Schools of Life Sciences, Dentistry and Medicine.  

Graham was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (pgCert THE) in 2008, is a Fellow of the Physiological Society (since 2017), a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (since 2008) and has acted as an external examiner at the Universities of Manchester, Nottingham, Glasgow and Sheffield.  He is also an Adjunt Lecturer in the School of Biosciences, Taylor’s University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  In his free time he is enjoys long distance running and following Heart of Midlothian FC.


I have always been fascinated by my subject specialism, and hope to share this enthusiasm through my teaching activities. Every day is different and I gain a lot of personal satisfaction from seeing our students make their way through the levels of study we offer. However, I do not believe being a teacher is entirely a one-way process – I continuously learn from my students – how they react to my teaching and the questions it can raise. Overall I hope to instil a sense of curiosity in my students, and hope that they can make the most of the fantastic opportunity studying at the University of Dundee can offer.

Teaching specialism: Physiology – from cells to systems

Delivery and assessment of lectures, lab-based practical classes and workshops to Life Sciences, Dental and Medical students (see below).

  • BS11005 Numeracy, Chemistry and Physics for the Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • BS11008 Core Skills in the Life Sciences 1A
  • BS12010 Core Skills in the Life Sciences 1B
  • BS12011 Building the Organism
  • BS22001 Human Physiology and Pharmacology
  • BS32020 Human Epithelial Biology
  • DS21001 Clinical dentistry 1: Foundation for Dental Practice 
  • DS22001 Clinical dentistry 2: Transition to Patient CareMBChB Year 1: Principles Block


Award Year
Fellow of Learned Societies and Colleges / Fellow of the Physiological Society (FPhysiol) 2017
Fellow of Learned Societies and Colleges / Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2008



Over the past two weeks, the University of Dundee has been celebrating graduation. Last week, the graduands from 2022 crossed the stage at the Caird Hall to receive their degrees.

Published on 29 June 2022