Dr Chris Ball

Dr Chris Ball is a Research Fellow in the Department of Business Studies at Newcastle University where he specialises in research on the opportunities and challenges of workforce ageing. He is now working with the Centre for Research on Older Workers (CROW) at Newcastle and Hull Universities and currently engaged on a European Union funded project, ASPIRE (Active Ageing through Social Partnership and Industrial Relations Expertise). Chris was previously Chief Executive of TAEN – The Age and Employment Network, National Secretary of the Manufacturing, Science and Finance Union and in his early work life, a Physics Teacher.