Chris is Director (Policy) at HEFCE and oversees the Research, Education and Knowledge Exchange directorate.
Chris is responsible for harnessing HEFCE’s expertise on research, education and knowledge exchange to inform its funding to universities and colleges, and its advice to government. Chris leads on education and skills, including postgraduate policy and funding.
Before becoming Director in 2014, Chris served for five years as Associate Director, leading HEFCE’s relationships with universities and colleges in the North of England, and for two years as Regional Consultant for the East of England.
Chris joined HEFCE from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, where as Head of Research Programmes he was closely involved in its transition to full Research Council status in 2005.