Bachelor of Science, Glasgow University, Scotland, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, Glasgow University, Scotland, 1980.
Postdoctoral fellow Glasgow University, 1980-1982. Director research Queen's College, Scotland, 1982-1986. Assistant director SCOTVEC, Scotland, 1986.
Professor Strathclyde (Scotland) University, since 1991. Director Scottish Institute Sports Medicine and Sport Science, Scotland, 1994-1997. Trustee Youth Sport Trust, United Kingdom, 1990-1994.
Member Scottish Sports Council, 1990-1994, Scottish Sport World Class Advisory Group.
Children: Andrew, Findlay.