Chris Hale

Chris Hale
Universities UK
Director of Policy

As Director of Policy, Chris Hale is responsible for the development and management of Universities UK's policy work, produced by a largely in-house team of programme managers, economists and analysts.

Before being appointed Director in 2015, Chris was Assistant Director of Policy at Universities UK and led on a number of areas of work including efficiency and effectiveness and the regulation of higher education. Chris has significant expertise in research policy, working as a policy adviser on this issue for Universities UK for a number of years. 

Prior to working at Universities UK, Chris worked at the General Medical Council and holds a degree from the University of Sussex and MSc from University College London.

Blog

The grades u-turn caused a ripple effect throughout education – it could be catastrophic for unis

25 August 2020
From over-stretched finances to lack of space and facilities, universities are facing a perfect storm of problems.

A ‘whole university approach’ to wellbeing: meeting the challenges of Covid-19

22 July 2020
Dr Hannah Friend and Dr Diana Beech explain how having a recently-developed wellbeing strategy in place helped the University of Warwick respond to the challenges of Covid-19.