Chris’s work ensures that the excellence and impact of the John Innes Centre’s science is strengthened by international partnerships, and through engagement with the policy-making process.
His current geographical foci are China, Africa and Europe.
- In China, Chris manages the CAS-JIC Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science (CEPAMS)
- In Africa, he has led work to establish an Alliance for Accelerated Crop Improvement in Africa (ACACIA)
- In Europe, Chris has formed a new alliance between JIC and leading centres in Germany and Spain
Chris was formerly a UK Civil Servant and worked in the areas of science policy and science diplomacy for 21 years. He has a scientific background in nutrition.