Chris holds an undergraduate degree in Zoology and post-graduate degrees in Ocean and Atmospheric Science (BSc. Hons), Zoology (MSc.) and Climatology (Ph.D.). Chris’ Ph.D. tested the ability of a regional climate model (MM5) to capture extreme rainfall events over Cape Town, South Africa. He has also lectured on a number of climate-related courses at UCT. His current Cordex responsibilities include the engagement of users of climate information which he finds particularly satisfying.