Bachelor of Science with honors, Leeds University, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, Edinburgh University, 1994.
Lecturer Napier University, Edinburgh, 1994-1995. Researcher Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden, since 1995.
Member Royal Entomological Society, Uppsala Reconstruction Finance Corporation.
Married Amanda Jane Gray, August 23, 1989 (divorced August 1996). Life partner Katarina Cvek. 1 child, Kathryn Hopkins.