Doctor of Medicine, Manchester University, United Kingdom, 1964. BChir, Manchester University, 1964. Doctor of Medicine, Manchester University, 1982.
Research fellow University British Columbia, Canada, 1969-1970. Senior registrar Brost University, United Kingdom, 1970-1974. Consultant City Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom, since 1974.
Science advisor House of Lords, since 1997.
Fellow Royal College Pathologists. Member British Society Antimicrobiology Chemistry (president).
Married Jane M. Symonds, 1982.