Councillor Chris Brannigan


Chris was elected Mayor of Alcester in May 2016

I have lived in Alcester with my wife Jennifer for nearly twenty years, through two floods, but still very much enjoying being here. We have five grown up children, three daughters, two sons and seven grandsons.
In my professional life I have worked in child and adolescent psychiatry, been employed in three local universities, taught and held honorary posts in America, Africa, Australia, Asia and various other European countries. I have special memories of working in community health in rural Kenya. I have been on many local national and international committees, chairing a fair number, including being President of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. I was recently awarded an Honorary Fellowship of BABCP. I have acted as an organisational consultant within the EU and worked with several UK Government Committees and agencies as well as with commercial organisations. I am currently Professor Emeritus in Psychotherapy at the University of Derby, where I am also a member of the University Court.
Since being co-opted onto the ATC in August 2013 and elected in 2015 I have become, Chair of the Community Care Committee, Deputy Chair of the Planning Committee, Member of the Community Safety working group and a small task group working on the Alcester Neighbourhood Development Plan and the Alcester Town Plan. I was elected as Deputy Mayor after the elections of May 2015
Since being in Alcester, I have been very fortunate to have worked alongside some great people on the Boards of Advantage Alcester and more recently Vision for Alcester. Both AA and VfA were involved with many other committed individuals, groups and organisations, who together managed to secure a considerable amount of funding and facilitate many projects to enhance the social and economic life of Alcester. I am still enjoying working with Alcester Football Club trying to enhance their facilities. I am Chair of the Alcester Dementia Café and Vice-Chair of the Alcester Youth Project.

Professor Emeritus Chris Brannigan

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