Chris was Head of Newcastle University Law School from 2010 to 2016. His primary teaching and research interests are in the areas of property law (especially landlord and tenant), agricultural law and environmental law. His principal research publications are in the areas of nature conservation law and property theory. Before coming to Newcastle in 2003, Chris was a Lecturer, Reader and then Professor of law at the University of Wales Aberystwyth. He has also been a Solicitor in private practice.
Chris is Editor in Chief of the Environmental Law Review (Sage).