Chris has over 8 years’ experience as senior lecturer on both the BA (Hons) Community Studies & BA (Hons) Youth & Community Work at the University of Bolton. This role involved the writing design and validation of the programmes and as they developed included extensive experience within admissions, progression and retention. Working with students during their work based learning and developing and maintaining effective stakeholder relationships. She has community development experience in both Thailand and Burma where she was involved in the setting up of an International School, alongside teaching within local community settings and orphanages. She has youth work/outreach experience with Bolton Lads and Girls Club and has worked with young people in a residential setting.