Bachelor of Medicine, Otago Medical School, Dunedin, New Zealand, 1958. Doctor of Medicine, University Melbourne, Australia, 1974.
Resident Otago Hospital Board, Dunedin, 1959-1962. Traveling scholar Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, 1963-1965. Commonwealth scholar Queen Mother Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland, 1967-1968.
Assistant department obstetrics University Melbourne, 1968-1972. Professor, head obstetrics-gynecology department Christchurch (New Zealand) School Medicine, since 1972.
Fellow Royal College Ob-Gyn. London, Royal College Surgeons Edinburgh, Royal Australian College Surgeons, Royal New Zealand College Ob-Gyn. Member Medical Research Council, Foundation for Newborn (chairman research committee since 1977), Reproductive Medicine Foundation (chairman since 1989), Maternal Deaths Assessment Committee (chairman since 1989).
Married Jeanette Groom. Children: Jill, Richard, Michael, Trudi.