Bachelor of Medicine BChir, Otago University, Dunedin, 1966.
House officer Christchurch (New Zealand) Hospital, 1967-1968, medical registrar, 1969-1970. Senior neurology registrar Auckland (New Zealand) Hospital, 1971. Commonwealth medical fellow Institute Neurology, London, 1972.
Registrar National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, 1973-1974. Medical Research Council fellow department neurology Institute Psychiatry, 1974-1975. Associate professor neurology Christchurch School Medicine and Christchurch Hospital, since 1975.
Wine writer, owner Pegasus Bay Vineyard and Winery. National and international wine judge.
Fellow Royal Australasian College Physicians (member New Zealand committee 1990-1994, chairman New Zealand examination committee 1990-1994, chairman New Zealand board censors 1990-1994), Royal College Physicians London. Member International Movement Disorder Society.
Married Christine Collett Taylor, February 17, 1968. Children: Matthew, Michael, Edward, Paul.