Following a joint bachelor’s and master’s degree in Marine Biology at the University of Southampton, Chris joined BMC (part of SpringerNature) in 2015 as a Journal Coordinator. In this role he performed administrative tasks on STM journals and took on leadership of new open access journal setups. From there he progressed into journal development, specialising in life and environmental science titles. He also took on an additional role partnering with the Falling Walls Foundation, where he was responsible for organising a local TED Talk-style competition for early career researchers. Since 2020, Chris has worked as a Publishing Editor at Cambridge University Press.