Chris Peter Hanvey Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Chris Peter Hanvey


Chris has always worked with children, moving in his career from running a challenging 30 bed unit for troubled young people, to large national posts and a spell advising in the Cabinet Office. He is particularly interested both in the history of services for children, across health, education, social care and the voluntary sector and in the way these services so often fail to join up.More than anything he is exercised by practical solutions which will improve the lives of the most vulnerable.

Subjects: Family Studies


Dr Chris Hanvey was  Chief Executive of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and previously deputy CEO of Barnardo's and CEO of the Thomas Coram Foundation. His whole career has been spent working with children in key policy and operational roles.  He was Deputy Chair of the government's Family Fund, is a trustee of Starlight and a non executive director of the NEW Devon NHS CCG. He has written extensively on child care in the national press and journals is the author of a book on children with learning difficulties and a contributor to other professional publications.


    BA, MPhil, MSc, PHd and an Honorary Fellow RCPCH.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Services for children across health, social care and education.
    The voluntary sector in the UK
    International childcare

Personal Interests

    Sailing, long distance walking and music.  
    He is an enthusiastic  singer, plays the flute, enjoys DIY and the company of a growing number of grandchildren


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