Chris has worked at the University of Leeds since 2006, where he is Professor of Organizational Psychology. He has been a Co -Director of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Partnership for Design since 1998. He is Chairman of the Socio-technical Group of the British Computer Society. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Chartered Psychologist and a Chartered Information Technology Practitioner
Chris's research interests are in the areas of modelling and simulation, new technology, work organization, information and control systems, socio-technical thinking, new management practices, the management of change, and the design of new buildings and facilities.
Chris has published his work in 18 books and more than 100 journal articles and chapters. He has worked with colleagues in a number of disciplines including Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering Design, Civil Engineering, Computational and Software Engineering, Operations Research, Economics, Architecture, and various other social sciences.
Chris has worked with many leading organizations including: Arup, DEC, ICL, Rolls Royce, BAE Systems, Canon, Royal Mail, ITT, Westland Helicopters, NCC, J Lyons, Trebor, Thorntons, Lyons Cakes, Cummins Engine Company, BICC, Girobank, DTI, UK online for business, Employment Service, Shell, Network Rail and Corus.
He has held research and development funding from a number of public and private sector organizations including: ESRC, EPSRC, DTI, ESPRIT, DERA, Rolls Royce, Royal Mail, BAE Systems, Network Rail, Arup and ERDF. His grant funding within the last 10 years exceeds £8.5m.