- Gender Based Violence and men’s responsibility
- Men’s violence against women and children
- Men’s behaviour change programs
- Police and community integrated responses to family violence
- Group work and applications of Personal Construct Theory
- Responses to men’s violence in developing countries
- Supporting the networklearning.org website for NGOs in developing countries
- Encouraging reflection in the welfare sector, about issues and concerns arising from practice situations, using the Practice Reflexions Journal.
- Developing practice based research and evaluation methodologies
Current research projects
- Chief Investigator (CI) on an ARC Linkage project (2007-12) with the University of Melbourne, Victoria Police, Department of Human Services, Department of Victorian Communities and the Department of Justice, titled ‘Family Violence Reform: Using knowledge to Develop and Integrate Policy and Practice’. This project is now more widely known as SAFER (Safety and Accountability in Families: Evidence and Research).
- Principal Investigator on the Badilika (change) Research Project with incarcerated sex offenders in Kenya. Currently awaiting the result of an AusAid Development Research Awards Scheme (ADRAS) application for funding.
Chris also currently co-supervises two students doing higher degrees by research. One in the area of men’s violence against women and the other looking at suicide and resilience among Australian Indigenous men.