The Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Queensland University, Brisbane, Australia, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, University Cambridge, England, 1971. Doctor of Science, University Cambridge, England, 1991.
Scientist Medical Research Council, London, 1972-1990. Director Searle Research Group, Oxford, England, 1990-1993. Professor molecular biology Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, since 1993.
Member Medical Health Research Infrastructure Council, Perth, 1998-2000. Member Australian Biotechnology Association.
Married Deirdre Roma Coombe.