Director for Fair Access and Participation, Office for Students (OfS)
Chris’s role is to ensure that universities and colleges are doing all they can to support underrepresented groups to access and succeed in higher education. Chris is also an executive member of the OfS board.
In his previous role at HEFCE as Director (Policy), he led HEFCE’s work on access and student success, learning and teaching, and higher level skills. This included delivery of the Teaching Excellence Framework, the National Student Survey and Uni Connect, as well as programmes to remove barriers to student success, to improve postgraduate progression and to develop degree apprenticeships.
Chris has also worked at the universities of Warwick, Edinburgh and Durham before joining the Arts and Humanities Research Council as Head of Research Programmes in 2002 and HEFCE in 2006.