Chris, Research Associate, has been researching the sex industry and working in a supportive capacity with sex work(er) researchers and outreach organizations in Canada since 1995. During this time he has conducted two of the largest studies of clients ever completed and acted as co-investigator on three major studies of health and safety in the off-street sex industry. Additionally, he has provided research counsel or assistance on projects focusing on: the impact of work environment and communications networks on the health and safety of off-street sex workers; violence in off-street sex industry work places; sex industry labour conditions; community attitudes toward prostitution; online sex industry advertising; sex work exiting and re-entry; and, mobile outreach service provision for street-based and survival sex workers. Chris is also involved extensively with committees and working groups formed to study and develop evidence-based social, health and legal policy and procedure to improve the health, safety and conditions of people involved in Canada’s sex industry.
Chris is Co-Principal Investigator of the Street-To-Screen Study.