Bachelor in Psychology and Physics, University Keele, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wales, 1983. Master of Science, University Birmingham, 1985.
Clinical psychologist North Warwickshire (United Kingdom) Health Authority, 1985-1986. Lecturer in clinical psychology University Leicester, United Kingdom, 1986-1988. Head department psychology, senior lecturer Chancellor College University Malawi, 1988-1992.
Professor applied psychology, head department management and social science Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, since 1992.
Fellow British Psychological Society (associate, division clinical psychology).
Married Wendy Sadler, July 15, 1978. Children: Charlotte, Joseph.