Menu Close

Christopher Vandome

Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House and PhD candidate, International Relations, University of the Witwatersrand

Christopher Vandome is a research fellow with the Chatham House Africa Programme. His research focuses on the political economy and international relations of Southern Africa, as well as regional peace and security, environmental issues and extractive industries. He has written several multi-author and single author peer reviewed book chapters, reports, articles and papers.

He has significant experience project managing research on African political-economy issues, including coordinating inclusive multi-stakeholder research processes, conducting extensive field work, and organizing international events and conferences as well as events with senior international political figures.

Christopher writes and comments regularly on political issues in southern Africa including for Africa Report, Al Jazeera, BBC, SABC, Huffington Post, Mail and Guardian, Newsweek and the Telegraph.

Christopher previously lived in South Africa, and has a Master’s Degree from the University of Cape Town.


  • –present
    Research Fellow, Chatham House


  • 2012 
    University of Cape Town, Masters/ International Relations