Master of Arts, Downing College, Cambridge, England, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy., James Cook University, Queensland, Australia, 1984.
Teacher Papua Department Education, New Guinea, 1975-1976. Senior editor Castle House Publications, Kent, England, 1977-1979. Lecturer, senior lecturer Administrative College, Papua, 1979-1984.
Lecturer University Manchester, England, since 1985. Consultant New Guinea National Planning Office, 1981-1982. Socio-economics planner Asian Development Bank, Manila, 1983.
Fellow Institute British Geographers. Member Society International Development, Society Agricultural Economics, Development Studies Association, National Trust London, Wild Fowl Trust.
Married Georgina Anne Gear, October 26, 1974. Children– Edward, Jasmine.