Master of Arts, University Cambridge, England, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, University Cambridge, England, 1975.
Principal scientist Institute Food Research, Norwich, England, 1980—2000. Professor microbial biochemistry University Nottingham, England, since 2000. Managing director Authentigene Ltd., England, since 2004.
Member of British Mycological Society, Society General Microbiology.
Married Marie Irene Archer (divorced ). Children: Thomas, Josephine. Married Heather Avril Lee, September 21, 1995.