He received a M.Eng. in Computer Systems Engineering at the University of Birmingham in 2013 and completed a Ph.D. in Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering at the University of Birmingham in 2019. Following this he began a Research Fellow role within the Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team working closely with Professor Bob Stone, Director of the HIT Team and industrial sponsor BAE Systems.
Christopher has worked closely with BAE Systems for 6 years, beginning with the industrial sponsorship of his final year project of his M.Eng., titled “Augmented Reality for the Rapid Prototyping and Ergonomic Assessment of Concept Workstations for Unmanned Vehicle Systems”. This further resulted in being awarded an iCASE (Industrial Cooperative Awards in Science & Technology) studentship to complete his Ph.D titled “Determining principles for the development of Mixed Reality Technologies for Command and Control Applications”. Following this, further funding was secured to undertake an “integrated” Research Fellow role within the University in partnership with BAE Systems.
Christopher has experience working with a range of industry partners across a wide range of sectors, including developing of synthetic training simulator systems and development and evaluation of interactive technologies.
In addition, he undertakes academic and technical consultancy across a range of sectors, including; aerospace, defence, healthcare and digital heritage. Previous project stakeholders include BAE Systems, Atlas Electronik, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), Ministry of Defence (MoD),