Chris is now Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra, after more than 20 years as a teacher and researcher in public administration at the University of Canberra (UC).
Chris came to UC from the commonwealth public sector where he held senior appointments in the areas of sport and local government. At UC he served as Head of School of Management & Policy and Director of the Centre for Research in Public Sector Management (CRPSM) and Professor at the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis. He maintains an active research profile having now co-edited five books involving members of CRPSM and the Institute. The most recent is The Gillard Governments, the eleventh volume in the Australian Commonwealth Administration series which has mapped each of Australia’s governments since 1983. Chris has also published widely in both Australian and international books and journals.