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Chris Gallavin

Professor Chris Gallavin is the Chief Executive of the Sisters of Compassion Group and serves as Chair of the Board of NZCGS.

Chris is an Eisenhower Fellow and former Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Massey University. Before joining Massey Chris was the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Canterbury. His areas of academic expertise are criminal law, the law of evidence and the future of tertiary education.

He has published extensively in the areas of domestic and international criminal justice and tertiary education. He is a recognised public commentator on criminal justice, social policy and public interest issues. In 2015, he established the New Zealand Public Interest Project with seven colleagues to look into miscarriages of justice. Chris has served on the Board of NZCGS since its inception; and continues to participate extensively in the strategic progression of the Centre.