Chris is a Research Programme Manager for the Early Life and Prevention theme of the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Yorkshire and Humber, Born in Bradford and a qualified Consultant in Public Health. Chris is interested in closing the gap between research and practice with specific research interests including social and environmental influences on health, participation of the public and professionals in research and global public health systems strengthening. Prior to becoming a public health professional Chris was an emergency planner for local authorities and the NHS.