Bachelor of Medicine, BChir, University Aberdeen, Scotland, 1963. Doctor of Medicine, University Aberdeen, Scotland, 1967.
Research fellow department medicine University Aberdeen, 1964—1967, lecturer medicine, 1967—1970, lecturer medicine and therapeutics, 1972—1974, senior lecturer, 1974—1982, reader, 1982—1997, honorary reader, since 1997. Visiting research fellow medicine Case Western Reserve University, Lakeside Hospital, Cleveland, 1970—1972. Consultant physician hematology Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Grampian University Hospitals, 1974—1997.
Fellow: Royal College Pathologists, Royal College Physicians (England), Royal College Physicians (Edinburgh).
Married Gillian Dalton Adey, May 28, 1974.