Chris is senior lecturer in economic geography at the Department of Geography, Maynooth University. He graduated with a Master’s degree in Development Geography from Utrecht University and a PhD from DCU Business School. He has worked as a research officer at the Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin City University Business School and UCD. His research interests and publications focus on the production/innovation networks and regional economic development. He is a member of the NIRSA Board and Chair of the Regional Studies Association, Irish Branch.