Dr Christine   Lindstrom
Senior Lecturer

Dr Christine Lindstrom

School of Physics

Christine is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Physics at UNSW Sydney where she teaches physics and leads the research arm of the group Physics Education Research for Evidence Centred Teaching (PERfECT). She completed her PhD in Physics Education Research at the University of Sydney, has held positions at various universities in Norway, and has been a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Colorado Boulder, USA. Christine is passionate about using student active teaching methods in her courses and in supporting other academics in doing so as well. Her research focuses on improving physics teaching in higher education, currently with a specific focus on student understanding of astronomical scale.

(02) 9065 3548
Office: Old Main Building G61B


  • Journal articles | 2021
    Lebedev P; Lindstrøm C; Sharma MD, 2021, 'Making linear multimedia interactive: Questions, solutions and types of reflection', European Journal of Physics, vol. 42, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6404/abbaaf
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lauvli Engan IC; Marie Jegstad K; Lindstrøm C, 2021, 'Bruk av omvendt undervisning i naturfag på ungdomstrinnet', Nordic Studies in Science Education, vol. 17, pp. 20 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.5617/NORDINA.7524
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lindstrøm C, 2021, 'The Pedagogical Power of Wonder Questions', Physics Teacher, vol. 59, pp. 275 - 277, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/10.0004156
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lindstrom C, 2021, 'The Pedagogical Power of Wonder Questions', The Physics Teacher, vol. 59, pp. 236 - 238
    Journal articles | 2021
    Ramton AMS; Kværnum H; Lindstrom C, 2021, 'Hvordan kan naturfagundervisningen tilrettelegges bedre for elever med stort læringspotensial?', Psykologi i kommunen, https://psykisk-kommune.no/fagartikkel/hvordan-kan-naturfagundervisningen-tilrettelegges-bedre-for-elever-med-stort-laringspotensial/iac/b029580a65ff743a68ede96c25c4f95a/19.1.191
    Journal articles | 2019
    Gray J; Lindstrøm C, 2019, 'Five Tips for Integrating Khan Academy in Your Course', Physics Teacher, vol. 57, pp. 406 - 408, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.5124284
    Journal articles | 2018
    Rajpaul VM; Lindstrøm C; Engel MC; Brendehaug M; Allie S, 2018, 'Cross-sectional study of students' knowledge of sizes and distances of astronomical objects', Physical Review Physics Education Research, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.14.020108
    Journal articles | 2015
    Komulainen TM; Lindstrom C; Sandtrø TA, 2015, 'Erfaringer med studentaktive læringsformer i teknologirikt undervisningsrom', Uniped : Tidsskrift for universitets- og høgskolepedagogikk, vol. 8, pp. 363 - 372
    Journal articles | 2011
    Lindstrøm C; Sharma MD, 2011, 'Teaching physics novices at university: A case for stronger scaffolding', Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.7.010109
    Journal articles | 2010
    Lindstrøm C; Sharma MD, 2010, 'Development of a physics goal orientation survey', International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, vol. 18, pp. 10 - 20
    Journal articles | 2009
    Lindstrøm C; Sharma MD, 2009, 'Link maps and map meetings: Scaffolding student learning', Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.5.010102
    Journal articles | 2005
    Lindstrom C; Griffin J; Kiss L; Uemura M; Derekas A; Meszaros S; Szekely P, 2005, 'New clues on outburst mechanisms and improved spectroscopic elements of the black hole binary V4641 Sagittarii', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 363, pp. 882 - 890, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2005.09483.x
  • Conference Papers | 2018
    Sand OP; Odden TOB; Lindstrøm C; Caballero MD, 2018, 'How computation can facilitate sensemaking about physics: A case study', in Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Lindstrom C; Gray J, 2017, 'Pre-service teachers' experience with Khan Academy in introductory physics', in Ding L; Traxler A; Cao Y (eds.), 2017 PHYSICS EDUCATION RESEARCH CONFERENCE, AMER ASSOC PHYSICS TEACHERS, Cincinnati, OH, pp. 248 - 251, presented at Physics Education Research Conference, Cincinnati, OH, 26 July 2017 - 27 July 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/perc.2017.pr.057
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Gray J; Lindstrom C; Vestli K, 2017, 'Khan Academy as a resource for pre-service teachers: A controlled study', in Dooley T; Gueudet G (ed.), PROCEEDINGS OF THE TENTH CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (CERME10), DUBLIN CITY UNIV GLASNEVIN CAMPUS, INST EDUCATION, Dublin, IRELAND, pp. 2571 - 2578, presented at 10th Congress of the European-Society-for-Research-in-Mathematics-Education (CERME), Dublin, IRELAND, 01 February 2017 - 05 February 2017, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000467053303036&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Lindstrom C; Rajpaul V; Brendehaug M; Engel MC, 2015, 'Perspectives on astronomy: probing Norwegian pre-service teachers and middle school students', in Churukian AD; Jones DL; Ding L (eds.), 2015 PHYSICS EDUCATION RESEARCH CONFERENCE, AMER ASSOC PHYSICS TEACHERS, College Park, MD, pp. 195 - 198, presented at Physics Education Research (PER) Conference on Critical Examination of Laboratory-Centered Instruction and Experimental Research in Physics Education, College Park, MD, 29 July 2015 - 30 July 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/perc.2015.pr.044
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Lindstrøm C, 2015, 'Using Khan Academy to support students' mathematical skill development in a physics course', in ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Komulainen TM; Lindstrøm C; Sandtrø T, 2015, 'Work in progress: Development and use of an active learning classroom for a course on Dynamic Systems', in ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings