Chris Adams is the Senior Advisor, Outreach and Learning at the Institute for Human Security and Social Change at La Trobe University. Before joining the Institute, Chris was the Director of Development Effectiveness at ACFID for five years. Before joining ACFID, Chris worked in a variety of roles at Oxfam for 20 years, including as Regional Director for Asia at Oxfam Australia and Regional Manager for the Mekong at Oxfam Hong Kong. He also worked as a Visiting Researcher with Focus on the Global South in Bangkok during this period.

Chris has a particular interest in the changing roles of INGOs and NGO performance, accountability and transparency. He has a Graduate Diploma in Community Development and Master of Development Studies.