Chris came to the Department in 2016 as a PhD student, before being made a Research Fellow in 2021. His primary interest is in using sociological theory to develop original insights into contemporary policy issues. His areas of expertise include: the sociology of morality, critical realism in empirical research, classical social theory (particularly the work of Durkheim and Weber), qualitative fieldwork, and UK health policy. Going forward he is also interested in developing expertise in economic sociology and financialization.
Prior to undertaking his PhD Chris held a number of policy roles in the third sector and is also a graduate of the NHS Management Training Scheme.