Chris is Director of the Institute for Employment Research at the University of Warwick. He is also a Trustee of the Tavistock Institute in London, an Associate Research Fellow of SKOPE at the University of Oxford and Chair of the Management Committee of Human Relations. His research focuses on job quality, skills and aesthetic labour. He has published 16 books including The Skills That Matter (2004), Are bad jobs inevitable? (2012), Job Quality in Australia (2015) and the Oxford Handbook of Skills and Training (2017). He has published over 50 articles in journals such as Work, Employment and Society, Administrative Science Quarterly and Journal of Management Studies. He has been an expert advisor to the UK, Scottish and Australian Governments as well the OECD, Oxfam and Scottish Living Wage Campaign. He is motivated by wanting to improve the quality of working lives through science.