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Dr. Chris Bateman

PhD, MEng

Forensic Fire Engineer


Chris joined the Jensen Hughes team as a graduate investigator and research assistant in November 2020. He was appointed as Professor Lygate’s assistant due to his academic expertise, specifically into cladding fires, having worked through an experimental PhD in the subject. As part of the forensic team he has had the opportunity to assist in a range of domestic and commercial projects, having an in-depth knowledge of UK building regulations. He has completed extensive training into forensic investigation on top of a range of modules into fire dynamics, fire modelling and structural design for fire during his master’s degree into Structural Engineering with Architecture.

Education / Certifications
  • PhD, Parametric Investigation of the Fire Development in Parallel Plate Systems, The University of Edinburgh
  • MEng (Hons), Structural Engineering with Architecture, The University of Edinburgh
  • Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence
  • Member, Society of Fire Protection Engineers
  • Associate Institute of Fire Engineers
  • Member, International Association of Arson Investigators
  • Member, United Kingdom Association of Fire Investigators
  • Graduate Member, Institute Civil Engineers
  • Graduate Member, Institute of Structural Engineers