Christie Haddad is a full time Postgraduate Researcher in Music Education at the Institute of Education UCL. She is a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant on the MA in Music Education programme and is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She obtained her Masters in Music Education from the Institute of Education (2019) and her research focused on policy reforms for the national music curriculum in Lebanon. Presently, her PhD research emphasis is centred on the social-emotional impact of music technology on early childhood music education and on music technology practices within early childhood settings.
Christie pursued a Bachelor in Fine Arts and Art History from the American University of Beirut while working towards her Piano Performance diploma from Trinity College London. She has also performed as a Soprano with several choirs and ensembles such as the AUB Choir and Choral Society, Beirut Chamber Choir, and Ensemble Vivace.
After her undergraduate degree, Christie taught music in both elementary and early childhood departments at the American Community School Beirut. She has worked as a Programme Coordinator for Guildhall Young Artists Islington and currently works as a Project Manager for the Peace and Prosperity Trust, a U.K. charity that promotes young artists and raises awareness for charitable projects from the Middle East and the Western world.