Master of Science with distinction, Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand, 1966.
Lecturer in physics Victoria University of Wellington, 1963—1972, senior lecturer, 1972—1983, associate professor, 1983—2000, senior associate, since 2000.
Fellow: New Zealand Institute Physics. Member: Royal Society New Zealand (Science and Technology medal 2001).
Married Johanna Mary Thomason. Children: Christopher Alan, Heather Leigh, Gary Richard.