Bachelor of Science, University London, Nottingham, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy, University Nottingham, 1952. Doctor of Science, University Nottingham, 1972.
Doctor of Science (honorary), University Nottingham, 1996. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Hull, 1994. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Aberdeen, 1997.
Assistant physicist, Liverpool (England) Radium Institute, 1951-1953; physicist, Hammersmith Hospital, London, 1953-1957; director medical physics, Hammersmith Hospital, London, 1957-1964; reader in medical physics, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London, 1963-1964; reader in biophysics, St. Thomas's Hospital, London, 1964-1965; professor medical physics, U. Aberdeen, Scotland, 1965-1992; retired, U. Aberdeen, 1992. Commissioner International Commission Radiation Units, 1984-1994. Director medical physics, bioengineering Grampian Health Board, Aberdeen, 1965-1992.
Fellow Institute Physics Engineering Medicine (honorary), International Society Magnetic Resonance Medicine, Royal Society Edinburgh, Royal Academy Engineering.
Married Fiöna Mackenzie Lawrance, June 6, 1958. Children: John Lawrance, Katriöna Linda.