Bachelor of Science, University New Zealand, Auckland, 1939. Master of Science, University New Zealand, Auckland, 1941. Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Science, Cambridge (United Kingdom) University, 1966.
Doctor of Science (honorary), University West Indies, 1974.
Lecturer University Otago, New Zealand, 1943-1945. Senior 1851 studentship University Cambridge, 1946-1947. Foundation professor chemistry University West Indies, Jamaica, 1948-1956.
Head department chemistry University Wales, Swansea, 1957-1971. Director research Roche Products Ltd., 1971-1984. Science consultant Bedfordshire, United Kingdom, since 1985.
Honorary visiting professor biochemistry Imperial College, London, 1989-1998, University North London, since 1999. Visiting professor Aligarh Moslem University, India, 1969-1970, University Kuwait, 1969, 79. Commissioner University Malta, 1964-1971.
Planning advisor University Jordan, 1965-1971, University Aleppo, 1965, King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia, 1966, 68. Director British Technology Group, London, 1986-1991. Consultant British Government on Commonwealth and Overseas Policy on Science and Education, since 1985.
United Kingdom government nominee 10-year review committee Commonwealth Scholar and Fellowship Program, 1993, Sino British Fellowship and Scholarship Programme, 1992. Chairman steering committee Institute Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition, London, since 1990, Oxford Center for Molecular Sciences, 1988-1992. Fellow Royal Society (London), Royal Society Chemistry (president Perkin division 1985-1987), Royal Society for Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce.
Member British Association for Advancement of Science (president chemistry section 1987).
Married Elisabeth Cotti, September 28, 1946 (divorced March 1982). Children: Peter Alexander (deceased), Maureen Elisabeth. Married June Anthea Vivis, February 22, 1984.