Bachelor with honours, University of Oxford, l945; Master of Arts, University of Oxford, l958.
Science and health columnist, Berkshire Evening Eagle, 1954-1955; syndicated science and health columnist, Pakistani newspapers, including Civil and Military Gazette, 1958-1960; founder, editor, Dance Newsletter, Detroit, 1969-1974; co-founder, editor newsletter, Paleopathology Association, Detroit, since 1973; director, Paleopathology Association, Detroit, l98l--. Vice chairman antiquaries board, Detroit Institute of Arts, 1971-1997. Board dirs.Mich. Performing Arts, since 1997.
Member World Council on Mummy Studies, since 1992, honorary committee The Origin of Syphilis in Europe, Toulon, France, 1993. Member science committee The Evolution and Paleoepidemiology of Tuberculosis, Szeged, Hungary, since 1996. Fellow Zoological Society London.
Member American Association Physical Anthropologists.
Married Aidan Cockburn, June 26, 1945 (deceased 1981). Children: Gillian Margaret, Erika June, Vivien Jo, Alistair Aidan, Alison Francesca.