Chris is an MA student of Political Psychology at Bournemouth University, and an experienced, professionally skilled political activist working freelance on strategic multimedia communication projects.
Chris core activist passions are:
(1) Multimedia platform and content development – done sustainably and substantively, with cross-platform integration and coordination between a website (WordPress or NationBuilder), social media and printed literature;
(2) creative, placement and crowdfunding for set-piece paid social media ads (internal and/or public);
(3) resource-efficient training and facilitation in digital media and/or political psychology for grass-roots activists;
(4) research in the fields of activist social media, political psychology, and radical mental health.
Imaginative and self-starting, Chris’s activist-professional skills and experience span the fields of psychology and mental health, politics and policy, digital design and publishing, video, messaging and copywriting, journalism, public speaking, teambuilding and relationship management, fundraising and capacity-building.
Currently supporting Councillor Simon Bull in his re-election campaign in Winton East ward, Bournemouth (Dorset), in the May 2019 local elections.
Chris is building on his previous strategic comms leadership in local election campaigns in Haringey (2014) and Southwark (2018), and social media training sessions at local and national party events.
Founding editor of #StopTheTories Channel – “helping signal-boost #ToryBritain truths to the nation. Helping YOU be part of the fightback.”
12,000+ social media followers. 162 #GE17 donors. Over 2 million unique news feed reach during #GE17. BBC Online and World Service radio’s lead featured example of indie #GE17 Facebook electioneering.
Social media training sessions delivered at activist events of ForcesWatch, Peace News and the Peace Pledge Union.
Chris’s distils and adapts his social media experience for well-received interactive sessions with pacifist and anti-militarist audiences.
Current research topic: Anxiety inside relationships which are queer and non-monogamous.
Chris holds a GradDip in Psychology, and a foundation certificate in existential-analytic psychotherapy, Chris was LGBT Officer of Durham Students’ Union (2002-2004), and a phone volunteer (2005-2009) and trustee (2006-2008) at Switchboard.