Chris's main work is as a practicing psychiatrist in one of Australia's largest general hospitals. Here he offers help to people who have both general medical and psychiatric problems, often focusing on the links between the two.
His academic work is with the Sydney Medical School and the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine at Sydney University. Here he examines issues at the interface of medicine, ethics and law. His numerous publications have covered areas such as suicide prevention and prediction, mental health law, euthanasia and body integrity identity disorder where people long for the amputation of a perfectly normal limb.