Chris originally qualified as a physiotherapist and worked in private practice and with various sports teams for over 10 years prior to becoming an academic. He gained his Masters in Sports Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia and his PhD from Auckland University of Technology. Chris is currently Head of Department, Sport and Exercise Science and a member of the Sports Performance Research Institute NZ where he works with the Sport Injury Prevention group. The current focus of his research is prevention of sports injuries in youth with a focus on neuromuscular warm-up, player development pathways and knowledge/attitudes to injury. He has current research collaborations with New Zealand (NZ) Rugby, Netball NZ, NZ Football and NZ Cricket. Chris is the editor of the New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine and maintains his links to industry as a member of Sports Medicine New Zealand.