Chris specialises exclusively in treating shoulder and elbow conditions.

He leads two research groups in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Manchester and his research programmes are currently looking at: design optimisation of current implants for shoulder and elbow surgery; development of bio-absorbable bone fracture implant technology; additive manufacturing in cartilage regeneration; and mathematical modelling for shoulder movement.

Chris is a founder member of the British Elbow Club which is a network of specialist elbow surgeons in the UK. He is also a member of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society and sits on the research committee.

He is involved in teaching at local level in the North West, plus he is an invited faculty member at international courses for shoulder and elbow surgical training.