Chris has been the Director of the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) from October 2005. He is responsible for the strategic and managerial lead for CPPE in delivering the Department of Health/NHS commissioned learning portfolio. CPPE has a talented team of over 100 people who are based at the head office in Manchester and throughout England.
Chris was appointed with a personal Chair at the University of Manchester in 2011, becoming Professor of Professional Development and Practice.
He was appointed Associate Dean for NHS Liaison and Social Responsibilty in the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences in 2012. As a key member of the Faculty Senior Management Team he has key responsibility for liaison with a wide range of existing external partners including the NHS and other organisations as well as overseeing and developing new partnerships at Regional, National and International level. He also has a key role in driving forward the Faculty strategy around social responsibility, sustainability and wider community engagement.
Chris graduated from Sunderland in 1990.
After early career work at York District Hospital, Chris specialised as Paediatric and Neonatal Pharmacist at the Children’s Hospital, Leicester Royal Infirmary. Chris left Leicester to work in Australia as a lecturer at the University of Queensland and develop an education programme with GPs in rural Queensland. He completed his Doctorate investigating influences on GP prescribing and their value to social marketing techniques. He returned to the UK to become Head of Medicines Management at St Helens PCT in 2002.
Chris completed his MBA in 2010 at the Lancaster University.
He is currently a member of the NHS HEE Pharmacy Advisory Board Board and several other national educational committees.