Christopher Brierley Jones was born in Sale, Cheshire, England in 1944. After arriving in Australia in 1972, he settled in Sydney. He now lives in the suburb of Epping with his wife Vivienne and four two cats.

Christopher completed some study units towards an M.Sc in Speech and Language Processing at the Speech Hearing and Language Research Centre (SHLRC) at Macquarie University in 2000-2001. These were some of the assignments:-