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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Biography

Chris works in the migration, integration and communities team, looking at how and why migrants come to the UK, and how public policy at the national and local level can shape and manage that.

He also looks at how migration affects communities, both in terms of public attitudes to immigration and how to improve social integration. 

Areas of expertise:

  • UK immigration policy
  • Free movement and EU migration post-Brexit
  • Migrant integration and the pathway to citizenship
  • International students
  • Regional migration policy 
  • Social integration, and the most excluded migrant groups
  • Public attitudes to immigration 
  • UK border policy 
  • Asylum and refugee issues

Chris previously worked for the Foreign Office, firstly as the Justice and Home Affairs attaché at the British Embassy in Paris, and then working on economic diplomacy at the UK Delegation to the OECD. He has also worked for Save the Children as a senior adviser, and for the Labour Party, as an aide to then-Deputy Leader Harriet Harman MP. 

Chris studied at Oxford, the Sorbonne and the LSE.