Chris Yianni
senior lecturer in social work, 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 singing in an eighties covers band, DJing or riding around Manchester on his Lambretta scooter.

Having recently competed in BBC’s Bargain Hunt programme, Chris will be giving out autographs once the show is aired.

Follow Chris on Twitter: @chris_yianni