Australian by birth and education, Chris’s academic career has taken him to jobs in Scotland, England, Italy and Wales. He obtained his B.Sc. from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, and a Ph.D. from the Australian National University, Canberra. His postdoc career began with a brief stint in Edinburgh followed by appointments in Southampton and Rome. His research is in theoretical particle physics and specialises in predicting the properties of protons, neutrons and other hadrons using supercomputer simulations.