I am a Research Fellow at CSI UNSW with a research focus in housing and homelessness and expertise in social housing policy, homelessness and trauma, and research co-design with people who have a lived experience of homelessness.
I am a qualitative researcher with high level skills in interviewing, fieldwork, and qualitative data analysis. I have participated in numerous inquiries and research projects for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), co-authored the Australian Homelessness Monitor 2020 and completed evaluation for state government departments and non-governmental organisations.
Prior to commencing at CSI, I had had over a decade of experience as an advocate and solicitor in the homelessness sector. Chris is currently on the Board of the Tenants Union of NSW, chair of the Eastern Area Tenants Service, a member of the Homelessness NSW Policy Council and a Board member of the Northern Community Gateway.
Research Excellence Award, UNSW Business School Staff Excellence Awards 2021
Best Research Paper Award Centre for Social Impact Staff awards 2021