Higher national diploma, The Queen's College, Glasgow, Scotland, 1979. Bachelor, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia, 1990. Master of Arts, Monash University, Melbourne, 1993.
Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, Melbourne, 1998. Master of Science in Public Relations, University Stirling, 1999.
Tutor Glasgow University, 1995-1996. Visiting research scholar University Strathclyde, Glasgow, 1996-1997. Freelance writer, researcher Crieff, Scotland, since 1997.
Member Modern Language Association, Society Authors, Poetry Society, British Comparative Literature Association, Australian & South Pacific Association Comparative Literature.
Children: Jenny Ann, Katie Grace.