Chris's academic background is in organisational psychology. He was awarded a PhD by King’s College London and has held research and teaching posts at the University of Oxford, King’s College London and Middlesex University. He has also worked outside academia in health policy.
Chris's research broadly examines relationships at work and their effects on individuals and organisations. His work has particularly focused on workplace bullying, psychological contracts and newcomer socialisation. His research and consultancy has involved working with organisations in the healthcare, civil service and trade union areas, as well as in the commercial sector.
Chris is a fellow of the Higher Education Authority and a chartered member of the British Psychological Society.