academic, activist, and co-founder
Chris is an academic, activist, consultant and practitioner, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Development Studies from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Since 1992 his career has focused on forced migration, gender and sexuality and he is widely known as an advocate for expanding understanding of conflict-related sexual violence to include male and LGBTI survivors, and the connections between different constituencies of survivors. As Director of Refugee Law Project for sixteen years (2006-2022) he was able to build a globally recognised center for justice & forced migrants, located in Makerere University, Kampala, and in 2012 was a founding member of the SSI, taking the issues to a wider global audience. Since May 2022, Chris has taken a position as Professor in Global Sustainable Development at Warwick University, England. Through his teaching and further research, he seeks to bring insights into how conflict legacies couple with ongoing humanitarian crises to constitute major obstacles to sustainable development.