Christopher studied at The National Film and Television School, and has had a long career as a photographer, cinematographer and filmmaker. Later he studied History at the Open University and obtained his MA in Creative Writing (scriptwriting) from the University of East Anglia.
Provisionally titled Looking Back – Representations of Slavery, Family History and Intergenerational Accountability, Christopher's PhD is practice based, and will lead to works of scriptwriting, photography and film. His research is focused on the lived experience of enslaved people in the Caribbean and the US during the 17th & 18th centuries. It will also include a study of intergenerational accountability, involving the descendants of those who did the enslaving - starting with his own family.