Bachelor of Medicine Chung Hwa Boatworks, U. St. Andrews, Dundee, 1949; Doctor of Laws (honorary), University St. Andrews, Dundee, 1996; Doctor of Laws (honorary), Dundee U., 1996.
Registrar Newcastle/Tyne (England) Teaching Hospitals, 1954-1957. Senior registrar Cardiff (Wales) Teaching Hospitals, 1957-1960. Fellow department anesthesiology Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1960-1961.
Consultant anesthetist University Hospital Wales, Cardiff, 1961-1993. Honorary professor anesthesia University Wales, 1984-1993. Treasurer World Federation Societies Anaesthesiologists, 1992-2000.
Chairman working parties Clinical Standards Advisory Group, 1992—1995. Member Confidential Enquiry Stillbirths & Deaths Infancy, 1992—1996, Northern Ireland Distinction awards committee, 1990—1996. Chairman World Federation Societies Anesthesiologists Foundation, since 2001.
Member executive committee Conservative Medical Society, since 1994. Secretary Medical Research Fund, 1974-1995. Captain Royal Army Medical Corps, 1952-1954.
Fellow Royal College Anaesthetists (founding president 1988-1991), Royal College Obstetricians & Gynecologists, Royal College Surgeons England. Member University Anesthetists (honorary), Association Anaesthetists Great Britain & Ireland (president 1986-1988, Sir Ivan Magill Gold medal 1993), European Academy Anaesthesiologists (treasurer, founding academician 1976-1990, honorary member 1996).
Married Sally Barbara Cohen, October 17, 1955. Children: Timothy, Amanda Kirby, Mark.