Chris has been with the Aerospace Technology Institute since it was established in 2013, and was part of the initial team that helped to set up the organisation.
Chris is extremely methodical, which is just one of the skills he deploys in supporting the ATI’s continued research base through several projects that include project portfolio reporting, developing evidence-based case studies, conducting research-based interviews and supporting the development of the Institute’s international engagement programme.
Chris graduated with an MSc in 2012 from the University of Chester. During his studies, Chris realised that his strong analytical and information management skills contributed to his growing passion of researching data, fact checking, simplifying complex information and collecting intelligence to create a complete picture. After leaving university Chris decided he wanted to pursue his career in research, and took up the role of Research and Investigation Coordinator with a local SME that investigated fraudulent qualifications.
So, what does Chris do when he’s not busy crunching away at numbers and information? His heart lies in athletics and sports, both watching and participating, particularly in football and golf. During his younger years, Chris was on the books at Rushden and Diamonds where he played for five years. Chris now plays football for his local team.
Chris has raised over £3,000 in the last two years for charitable causes through various endeavours, and very impressively he has also kayaked 97km across the Caledonian Canal from one side of Scotland to the other, and in heavy rain too. (Of course, with an exceptional researcher like Chris on the expedition, the rain was entirely expected!).