Master of Arts, University Cambridge, England, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, University Cambridge, England.
Scientific assistant Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, 1981—1985. Physicist Institute Laue Langevin, Grenoble, 1985—1990. Assistant director research Cavendish Laboratory, University Cambridge.
Lecturer physical chemistry University Bristol, England, 1990—1992. Lecturer & reader chemistry King's College, London, 1998—2003, chairman examination boards, 2000—2003. Professor & director neutron research laboratory Uppsala University, Nyköping, Sweden, 2003—2005, professor & co-chair materials physics, since 2005.
Treasurer Colloid & Interface Science Group, Royal Society Chemistry, 1997—2000.
Member of European Neutron Scattering Association (board member since 2005), Swedish Neutron Scattering Society (chairman since 2005), Society Rheology, American Chemical Society, Institute Physics.