Bram studied Environmental Sciences and Meteorology at Wageningen University and did his PhD at Utrecht University on atmospheric chemistry and transport in which he was partly afilliated at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz and at Heidelberg University, Germany. He did his post doc research at Utrecht University and at the Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) and worked at the atomspheric Environment Service and the University of Toronto, Canada. In 2005 he became coordinator climate policy and research at the KNMI. In 2007 he became liaison officer at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. He was appointed as national focal point for the United Nations Climate Panel (IPCC). In 2014 he became strategic business manager climate change at the KNMI and in 2017 director of innovation at Radboud University. He currently holds a parttime affiliation at Wageningen University and Research as associate/representative climate change. He also holds a parttime chair climate change science and policy at Radboud University.