Christian is an Associate at Compass and a PhD graduate from the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia.
Christian specializes in the application of expert judgment and decision support tools for risk analysis, governance, and decision making under high uncertainty, particularly in fields related to environmental management, toxics and emerging technologies. Christian works with stakeholder groups and technical panels in the role of both analyst and facilitator, and in the development of tailor-made decision support tools. His work has included entrainment and fish passage at hydroelectric facilities, monitoring and mitigation for freshwater and marine development proposals (e.g., hydroelectric and port development), and various other planning and decision making processes related to impact assessment methods and the development of water monitoring systems. As a member of the Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEIN) at UCLA, and the Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS) at UC Santa Barbara, Christian’s research has included the exploration of expert and layperson risk perceptions, and life cycle approaches to regulating risks.
Christian holds a PhD in Resource Management and Environmental Studies from the University of British Columbia, a Master’s of Biomedical Engineering degree from McGill University, and Bachelors degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biology from the University of Western Ontario.