Chris is a Townsville local. He was born in the Townsville General about 50metres from the clinic. He graduated from James Cook University in 2005 and started work as a doctor in 2006. He achieved his master’s degree in Sports Medicine in 2009 and his fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2011. He is the medical officer for all North Queensland Cowboys squads including NYC, NRL and development players. He has worked extensively with elite teams in the NRL, AFL, WNBL, NBL and with elite boxers, rowers, mixed martial artists and track and field athletes.