Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Aberdeen University, 1973. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in Medicine, Aberdeen University, 1978. Doctor of Medicine in Medicine, Aberdeen University, 1993.
Master of Science in Community Medicine, Edinburgh University, 1982.
Principal general practitioner Peterhead Health Center & Community Hospital, Scotland, since 1984. Consultant public health medicine Grampian Health Board, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1987—1992. James Mackenzie professor general practice Aberdeen University, Scotland, since 1992.
Honorary consultant public health medicine National Health Service Grampian, Scotland, since 1993. Chair, member national health Service advisory committees National Health Service Scotland, since 1989. Chairman biomedical & therapeutic research committee Scottish Government, Edinburgh, 2001—2007, chairman Scottish medical & science advisory committee, since 2007.
Board member Center Health Science, Inverness, Scotland. Council member Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland, Edinburgh, 1995. Fellow: Royal College General Practitioners (Ian Stokoe award 1992, James Mackenzie Lecturer medal 2010), Royal Society Arts, Royal Society Medicine, Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh).
Member: Royal Environmental Health Institute Scotland.
Married Heather Skelton, July 8, 1978.