Graduate, University Aston, Birmingham, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, University Bradford, England, 1971.
Research and development scientist, Wilmot Breeden Ltd., Birmingham, 1957-1965; research scientist, Triplex Ltd., Birmingham, 1965-1966; researcher, U. Bradford, 1966-1969; senior lecturer, Polytechnic South Bank, London, 1969-1975; principal lecturer applied biochemistry, Leeds (England) Metropolitan U., 1975-1986; professor, Leeds (England) Metropolitan U., since 1989; head department applied science, Leeds Metropolitan University, London, 1986-1990; senior academic professor applied piochemistry, since 1990.
Fellow Royal Society Chemistry (chartered chemist), Institute Food Science and Technology (chairman North of England States 1996-1998) (certified), Institute Biology (chairman Yorkshire branch 1994-1996).
Married Teresa Holder, March 21, 1964. Children: Suzanne Caroline, Angela Michelle.