Bachelor of Science, University Newcastle, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, University Birmingham, 1973. Doctor of Science, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1995.
Lecturer, Heriot Watt U., Edinburgh, 1975-1986; senior lecturer, Heriot Watt U., Edinburgh, 1986-1994; reader, Heriot Watt U., Edinburgh, since 1994.
Fellow Institute Brewing.
Married Judith Mary Windle, May 17, 1974. Children: Jane Susannah, Andrea Helen.