senior lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University
Originally a builder, Chris entered the social work profession in the late eighties. He worked for the probation service then as an approved social worker in Central Manchester before turning to lecturing on social work programmes in which he heads and delivers modules on addictions. As a keen cyclist and runner Chris’s research interests include the impact of sport on society. When not watching his beloved Manchester City, Chris can be spotted DJing or riding around Manchester on his vintage Lambretta scooter.