Chris Mitchell

Senior Researcher

Chris is a Senior Researcher at What Works for Children’s Social Care.

Chris leads our work on improving the retention and wellbeing of social workers. Having previously run a number of RCTs and qualitative studies evaluating the impact of light-touch interventions on the workforce as part of the Happier Healthier Professionals programme, this work now considers larger organisational policies and interventions designed to support the workforce.

Chris is also working on the evaluation of the DfE’s Staying Close programme.

Prior to WWCSC, he completed a MSc in Behavioural Economics, and worked for a health charity Asthma UK where he worked on behaviour change campaigns to improve adherence to medication.

He is a keen enthusiast of the films of Paul Thomas Anderson, the rock band The National, and the game of squash.