I’m James. I am based near Chester and Liverpool in the North West of England. I am currently studying Sociology as an undergraduate at Liverpool John Moores University. I spent over half a decade working in the music industry in marketing and client management, I have worked with a vast range of artists and organisations. I was led to study sociology through the ethics of punk which pushed me to explore politics and the inequalities of society. I have achieved bylines with Metro.co.uk, The Huffington Post, The Mighty, SQ Magazine and more.
I am currently an active campaigner for mental health, and I have been a Time To Change Young Champion since September 2016. I have had the opportunity to take part in training sessions, help run events at universities, schools and shopping centres across the country and I’ve even been to The Department of Health to celebrate ten years of Time To Change. I am also fully trained in Mental Health First Aid.
My hobbies are broad, and the list is probably endless. I am an avid photographer and explorer. I practice yoga and play five-a-side football regularly. I also play the guitar, collect vinyl records and spend a lot of time in libraries and museums. I have recently become addicted to Lego architecture too, which is the most expensive hobby in the world. I have also the recently joined the waiting list for an allotment.
My special interests are centred around the environment, future technologies and space exploration & development.
I am a member of the British Sociological Society, the Space Generation Advisory Council and the UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.