Bachelor in Economics with honors, University Wales, Swansea, 1993. Master of Science in Economics, University Wales, Swansea, 1995. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wales, Swansea, 1997.
Lecturer finance University Aberdeen, Scotland, 2002—2004. Reader finance econometrics University Durham, England, 2004—2005. Professor finance University St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland, since 2006.
Member of British Accounting Association, Southern Finance Association, Eastern Finance Association.
Married Fiona Jayne Campbell, December 7, 2002. Children: Sian, Kyle.