Throughout Chris' career she has designed and developed footwear for all market levels in the fashion footwear industry. She has worked in factories worldwide and have first hand experience of manufacturing. The relationship between design and technology has always fascinated Chris and this has been the basis for much of her academic research. For her MA dissertation she explored the many complex factors that led to the demise of the British footwear industry post WW2. In her academic career many of her students have gone on to become successful designers and include Jimmy Choo, Emma Hope, Patrick Cox, Victoria Pratt (Red or Dead), Joachim Sedelmeier (Paul Smith) and Nick Fowler (Dior).