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Chris Hale

Director of Policy
Universities UK (Confirmed)

Chris Hale is Director of Policy at Universities UK, leading on the development and delivery of UUK’s policy work. Previous to taking up the Director role, Chris was Assistant Director at UUK 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 UUK for a number of years.  Prior to working at UUK, Chris worked at the General Medical Council and holds a degree from the University of Sussex and MSc from University College London. He is also a governor of the Eliot Bank and Gordonbrock Schools Federation in south east London.

  • Discussing the potential outcomes and implications of the Augar review – how the proposals may affect access, the skills gap, and the quality of research
  • Deliberating the possibility of direct funding and other alternatives in the face of decreased fees
  • Understanding the best way to measure value for money in order to focus on funding for outcomes
  • Considering the changes in funding in relation to those from non-traditional and underrepresented backgrounds