Bachelor of Science in Quality Surveying with honors, Portsmouth Polytechnic University, England, 1980. Master of Science in Rural and Regional Resources Planning, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1987.
Lecturer Robert Gordon University, 1989—1993, senior lecturer, 1993—1998, reader, 1998—2003, professor, since 2003. Chairman, editor proceedings EDRA 32 Conference, Edinburgh. Director Environments for People Research Center.
Member of Economic and Social Research Council College.
Life partner Anna Pizzamiglio.