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  • Chris Yianni

    senior lecturer

    Manchester Metropolitan University

    After a career in the building industry, Chris entered the social work profession during the recession of the late eighties / early nineties. He worked for the probation service then as an approved social worker in Central Manchester before turning to lecturing on social work programmes in which he heads and delivers modules on addictions. As a keen cyclist and runner Chris’s research interests include the impact of sport on society. When not watching his beloved Manchester City, Chris can be spotted DJing or riding around Manchester on his Lambretta scooter. Chris recently fulfilled his ambition of appearing on BBC’s Bargain Hunt programme and wears his fleece top with pride.

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Championship: Liverpool 2018

DEBATE: Contact sports

Qualifying Round: Manchester 2016/17

DEBATE: Political Parties

Qualifying Round: Manchester 2016/17

DEBATE: Historical monuments

Qualifying Round: Cheshire 2016/17

DEBATE: Political Parties

Qualifying Round: Cheshire 2016/17

DEBATE: Health monitoring

Regional Final: North West & North Wales 2015/16

DEBATE: Sugar

Qualifying Round: Lancashire 2015/16

DEBATE: HS2

Qualifying Round: Lancashire 2015/16

DEBATE: Religious Freedom

Qualifying Round: Lancashire 2015/16

DEBATE: Compulsory Vaccinations

Regional Final: North West & North Wales 2014/15

DEBATE: Offence

Qualifying Round: Cheshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: Cheshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

Qualifying Round: Lancashire 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

Qualifying Round: Lancashire 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: Blackburn 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

Qualifying Round: Blackburn 2014/15

DEBATE: Fracking

Qualifying Round: Cheshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Megacities

Qualifying Round: Cheshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Social media

Qualifying Round: Blackburn 2013/14

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: Blackburn 2013/14

DEBATE: Hate Speech

Qualifying Round: Manchester 2012/13

DEBATE: Energy Futures

Qualifying Round: Manchester 2012/13

DEBATE: Boozy Britain

Qualifying Round: Manchester 2011/12

DEBATE: Burqa bans

Qualifying Round: Manchester 2011/12

DEBATE: Media Regulation

Qualifying Round: Blackburn 2010/11

DEBATE: Scepticism and Science

Qualifying Round: Blackburn 2010/11

DEBATE: Privacy Online

Qualifying Round: Blackburn 2009/10

DEBATE: Pop artists

Qualifying Round: Blackburn 2009/10

DEBATE: Boxing

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