Chris Westoby obtained a BA in English and Creative Writing, an MA in Creative Writing, and a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Hull, where he is now Programme Director of the Hull Online Creative Writing MA. He lectures in Creative Writing, guest lectures in subjects of mental health, teaches reflective writing to Mental Health Nursing Students, and runs cross-faculty writing workshops. He works in research, collecting the stories of others.
Chris was born and raised in Barton, on the Lincolnshire side of the Humber, where he still lives. He writes short speculative fiction as well as autofiction that focuses on mental wellbeing.