Christine is a nurse, massage therapist, entrepreneur and international author.
Having been born and raised on a remote farm, it wasn’t until Christine moved to a small town that she had the opportunity to discover nursing. That was when she spent time working as a cadet nurse in a community hospital.
That experience led her to become a registered nurse after training at Warrnambool Base Hospital. She went on to earn her Diploma of Nursing from the South Australian College of Advanced Education, and her bachelor of Nursing from Flinders University.
Before retiring from a successful nursing career that spanned 32 years, Christine cared for the health of patients at leading hospitals such as Albury Base Hospital, Austin Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital, and St John of God Hospital Geelong.
Throughout her career, Christine continued her health education in a variety of related health fields. She earned a Certificate of Health in Massage Therapy and a Diploma of Health in Remedial Massage Therapy. She has also completed courses in life coaching and hypnotherapy.
Christine is also an accomplished writer. She was a member of Scribes Writers Geelong and has had her short stories published in One For’D Road, a collection of stories which highlighted and celebrated the social life and history of the Ford Motor Company and Geelong people, and Geelong Rendezvous: An Anthology.
Now retired from nursing, Christine enjoys spending time writing and managing the family business, Howard Gardening. She launched the garden maintenance and landscaping business in Geelong with her husband and daughter in 1997.
She has travelled throughout China, Hawaii, Kuala Lumpur, Cambodia, New Caledonia and Fiji. While in China, Christine also worked at the Guang An Mien Hospital in Beijing.
Christine Howard is the international author of Coping With Suicide – Signs We Missed and Strategies to Use in the Aftermath.
She lives in Geelong, Victoria with her husband Ross.