Chair of the Trustees

Professor Chris Laws

Chair of the Trustees

Chris has recently retired from the University of Chichester where he was Head of The School of Physical Education, Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences. He remains research active and is an emeritus professor of education at the University. He is a former President of the Physical Education Association of the United Kingdom and honorary life Vice-President of the European Union of Physical Education. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Society of Medicine.

He has written and researched extensively on the curriculum in schools and children’s experiences of schooling. He has produced a range of curriculum materials, including media-based projects and curriculum guides. He has also been concerned with teacher and coach education and young peoples’ experiences of physical activity and he has published widely in these areas. More recently he has been working with an interdisciplinary team on health benefits of physical activity for young people, particularly in relation to obesity, health and nutrition.

He has served on a number of consultative groups for government organisations, including the Department for Culture & Media & Sport, the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency, Office for Standards in Education, the Department for Education and the National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence.
Chris is also a trustee of a national charity concerned with the well being and development of young people and brings this experience as well as his wealth of knowledge in many branches of education to his role as Trustee of VTCT.

Chris chairs VTCT’s Finance and Risk Management Committee.