Chris is Chair of the CIOB Diversity Special Interest Group and is a Chartered Building Engineer, Fellow of The Chartered Association of Building Engineers, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, member of ICOMOS and Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.
Following a successful career in the public sector as a Building Surveyor, Chris moved into education heading up the Postgraduate Building Surveying course at Nottingham Trent University. As a trade union official, Chris has for twenty years ceaselessly campaigned on equality, diversity and inclusion issues, seeking to give a voice to members and empowering them to achieve fair outcomes, often against seemingly overwhelming odds.
Following an accident in 2006, where he suffered life-changing injuries, Chris became acutely aware that much of the built environment remains inaccessible for people with disabilities, which has driven much of his current research.
Chris was also a founder member of the Disabled Employees Network at NTU and is an LGBTQ+ ally of the LGBTQ+ Network.