Bachelor of Science, London University, 1967.
Information scientist Metal Box Company, London, 1967-1970, Marine Biological Association, Plymouth, England, 1970-1992. Head National Marine Biological Library. Plymouth Marine Laboratory/Marine Biological Association, 1992-1997.
Library World Maritime University, 1998—2004. Consultant United Nations Environmental Programme, Geneva, 1986, International Maritime Organization, London, 1990.
Development treasurer Ivybridge (England) Methodist Church, 1994-1997. Member European Association Aquatic Scis, Libraries and Information Centers (president 1992-1996), International Association Aquatic and Marine Sciences Libraries and Information Centers (regional board directors 1992-1996), Chartered Institute Library and Information Professionals.
Married Christine Heather Downes, July 13, 1968. Children: Justin Bryce, Russell Paul.