Bachelor of Medicine ChB, Leeds University, 1964. Doctor of Medicine, Leeds University, 1979. Doctor of Science, National University Ireland, 1995.
National Institutes of Health traveling fellow, Oxford (England) University, 1969-1970; chief resident in neurology, U. Hospital, Boston, 1970-1971; staff neurologist, U. Hospital, Boston, 1971-1973; neurology lecturer, Glasgow (Scotland) U., 1973-1974; consultant neurologist Institute Neurological Sciences, Glasgow (Scotland) U., 1974-1977; senior lecturer, honorary consultant Insurance Southern General Hospital, Glasgow (Scotland) U., 1977-1980; reader in neurology, Glasgow (Scotland) U., 1980-1989; professor neurology, Glasgow (Scotland) U., since 1989. Visiting professor neurology Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard University, Boston, 1980. Cons.neurologist National Health Svc., Scotland, since 1971.
Patron Motor Neurone Disease Association, Scotland, since 1980. Fellow American College of Physicians, Royal College Physicians (Scotland, England, Ireland). Member Savile Club, Flyfishers Club.
Married Wilhelmina Mary Harcourt Hughes, August 1968. Children: Charlotte, Miles, Edmund.