Bachelor, Cambridge University, 1968. Master of Arts, Cambridge University, 1969. Master of Science, Birmingham University, 1969.
Doctor of Philosophy, Reading University, 1972.
Demonstrator Reading University, United Kingdom, 1969-1972, lecturer, 1972-1974. Head microbiology Northern London Blood Center, 1974-1996. Lead microbiologist London, 1996-2000.
Principal National Transfusion Microbiology Laboratories, since 2000. Consultant National Blood Authority, England, since 1993.
Fellow Institute Biology, Royal College Pathologists. Member Branch Blood Transfusion Society (president 1995-1997), International Society Blood Transfusion (vice president since 2000), American Association Blood Banks, Association Clinical Microbiologists.
Married Gillian Barnes, August 2, 1968. Children: Claire, David.