My interest in the nuclear community stems from an undergraduate class I took with Professor Gerard DeGroot, author of The Bomb: A Life. This inspired me to undertake a PhD thesis on the subject of anti-nuclear activism, democratic politics and mass media.


More recently, I have embarked on a project about ‘nuclear imperialism’, a phrase employed by Kwame Nkrumah, the leader of postcolonial Ghana, to denounce French testing in the Sahara. As part of this project I am planning to work more closely with the nuclear community, including campaigners, policy-makers, scholars and veterans.

Chris has been involved in a number of publications

Britain, West Africa and ‘The New Nuclear Imperialism’:Decolonisation and Development during French Tests,Contemporary British History