Chris grew up in England and graduated in medicine from the University of Birmingham Medical School in 1993. Having completed house jobs in the UK he came out to New Zealand where he fell in love with the country and a Kiwi psychologist called Mel.
Chris was appointed as a consultant anaesthetist at Waikato Hospital in 2007 and was head of the acute pain service for the first 8 years of his consultant practice. Over this time the service prioritised advances in burn management and procedural analgesia.
He has an ongoing interest in trauma management and is the anaesthesia trauma lead at Waikato. He teaches on DSATC, The European Trauma Course and the ‘home-grown’ multidisciplinary Waikato Trauma Team Training Course.
He is currently involved in the Critical Haemorrhage Project which aims to create a nationally agreed upon bundle of care for exsanguinating trauma patients.
Interests outside of work include travel, photography and playing (slightly average) guitar in a band.