- Research Associate - EuroFit (Institute of Health and Wellbeing Social Sciences)
- Research Associate (Institute of Health and Wellbeing)
Chris studied Sociology at the University of Cambridge between 2002 and 2012. His PhD was a multi-sited ethnography that analysed faith-based organisations involved in welfare provision in relation to New Labour’s ‘third way’ politics. The thesis paid particular attention to the performance of audit rituals, the role of charisma in organisation formation and reproduction and the concepts of social capital and secularisation.
Chris also specialises in the sociology of health. He worked as a social scientist at the Institute of Metabolic Science in Cambridge, as part of a team that conducted a randomised controlled trial of peer support for people with type 2 diabetes. From this he established an interest in peer- and group-based interventions and the links such interventions can have with community-led groups.
Since joining the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the start of 2013, Chris has been assisting with the analysis of the Football Fans in Training (FFIT) project, focussing on process and qualitative data. Through this work, he has continued to develop his specialisms in group-based health interventions and third sector partnerships.
Also see Research in Urban Studies - Projects
In 2012/14 Chris is teaching a lecture series entitled ‘Sociologies of Secularisation and Secularism’ to undergraduates on the Sociology 2A: Global Identities course.
Inst for Health and Wellbeing,
College of Social Sciences,
Glasgow G12 8RS