Chris Humphrey

‘Presenting your skills as a Researchers’ - interactive session


Dr Chris Humphrey completed a PhD in Medieval Studies at the University of York, UK (1997), and held a post-doctoral fellowship there until 2000. He is the author of The Politics of Carnival: Festive Misrule in Medieval England and other publications on festivals and time in the medieval world.

 Since leaving academia, Chris has worked as a project and programme manager in the private sector, specialising in technology, transport and sustainability. Today Chris works as a project manager with the world’s leading sustainable bank, Triodos Bank.

In 2012 Chris founded Jobs on Toast, a blog dedicated to raising awareness amongst Masters students and doctoral graduates of the abundant career opportunities beyond higher education. Through his writing, public talks, social media activity and one-to-one coaching, Chris helps researchers make a successful transition out of academia and into business, the charity sector, industry and government. His motto is ‘If I can do it, you can do it.’