Chris has been in Education for some twelve years after a career in private practice as a client’s project manager in construction. His projects include light industrial, commercial and public and private housing developments. His clients were private developers, public listed companies and institutions.
As a planning consultant Chris has been engaged with securing Planning Permission and undertaking Planning Appeals on various development project across the country.
Chris joined the University thirteen years ago from being the Director of Education and Professional Practice at the Chartered Institute of Building.
Chris still lives in Herefordshire, his home county, despite a history of working all over the country. His passions are his family, walking and sport.
Chris is the Vice-Chairman of Hereford FC, the new phoenix club that has risen out of the demise of Hereford United last year.
In his academic post Chris is Head of Learning and Teaching for the Faculty of Science and Engineering and he is a Principal Lecturer.
This cross faculty role involves all things learning and teaching. He advises on teaching strategies and is heavily involved with curriculum design and quality standards. In addition to his teaching activities
Chris’s research interests are Project management and Leadership and he is developing interests in pedagogic research into teaching Law to non-law students.
Chris Williams is a Chartered Surveyor, Chartered Construction Manager and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has post graduate qualifications in Law and Surveying.
Chris is involved with the Chartered Institute of Building and has recently been involved with the development of new standards for the Institutes Fellowship Grade of membership. He teaches on professional industry courses at the University and on Conservation and Project Management modules and supervises graduates into their professions through assessments of professional competence.
He is also an RICS Assessment of Professional Competence supervisor
Chris’s research area is Project Management and Leadership. He has published papers in relation to the management of higher education in challenging times and the first year experience in higher education.
Currently Chris is developing an interest in the teaching of Law to non-law students.