Doctor of Social Work, Juris Doctor, Master of Human Services Management and Policy

Chris is a social worker, academic and lawyer, with a background in mental health management and a commitment to a quality service experience. He currently lectures in social work at RMIT University in Melbourne, and works pro bono for the Mental Health Legal Centre, providing legal services and representation. Across New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria, Chris has managed community mental health and injury management services, and worked extensively in youth homelessness.

As an academic, Chris researches in the intersections between social work and law, particularly mental health law, and teaches social policy analysis and planning, program management and evaluation. He has sat on numerous boards and in advisory roles to government and community organisations. Chris also brings his perspective as a person with a lived experience of mental illness and of receiving mental health services, giving a rounded and balanced view to the complex reality of service delivery.