Chris Plack was educated at the University of Cambridge, where he obtained a BA (first-class honours) in Natural Sciences in 1987 and a PhD in 1990. He worked as a postdoctoral research fellow for two years at the University of Minnesota and for two years at the University of Sussex before being awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in 1994. He moved to the University of Essex in 1998 and was promoted to Chair in 2001. He moved again to Lancaster University in 2005 before obtaining his present position of Ellis Llwyd Jones Professor of Audiology at the University of Manchester in 2008. He currently divides his time between Manchester and Lancaster, where he has a part-time position as Professor of Auditory Neuroscience. Chris has published over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles, 13 book chapters, an introductory textbook on hearing, and two edited volumes. In 2003, he was elected a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America.