Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University Glasgow, 1978. Doctor of Medicine, University Glasgow, 1991.
Registrar in rheumatology Centre for Rheumatic Diseases, Glasgow, 1979-1982. Registrar in medicine and clinical pharmacology Western/Gardiner Hospital, 1982-1988. Research fellow in clinical pharmacology Western Infirmary, since 1988.
Junior staff representative unit medical advisory committee Western Infirmary, 1988-1991, chairman, secretary Junior Hospital Staff Association, since 1988.
Member Royal College Physicians, Royal Chirurgical Society, Scottish Society Experimental Medicine, British Pharmacol.
Married Patricia Maria Luisa Samparo, April 26, 1980. Children: Peter, Anna, Catherine.