Christine Walker is Executive Officer of the Chronic Illness Alliance Inc., an Australian peak body representing more than 50 consumer and advocacy organisations for people with chronic illness.

The aim of the Alliance is to build a better focus in health policy and health services for all people with chronic illness. The Alliance achieves this through research and educational activities, often in cooperation with universities. Dr Walker has researched and published extensively on self-management in chronic diseases as well as consumer participation in health services. She is a member of the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care Primary Care Subcommittee, a member of the Community Consultative Committee of Medicare Australia and a board member of NPS MedicineWise.