Master of Arts, University Aberdeen, Scotland, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, University Aberdeen, Scltnad, 1983.
Research fellow University Aberdeen, 1983-1985. Senior research officer London Borough of Lambeth, 1985-1987. Research fellow medical-sociology unit Medical Research Council, Glasgow, Scotland, 1988-1989, 90-92.
Senior lectrl health services research University Hull, England, 1995-1998. Senior research fellow public health research unit University Glasgow, 1993-1995, senior lecturer primary care Research and Development, since 1998.
Member British Sociological Association (committees 1992-1998, treasurer medical sociology group 1998-1900).
Married Michael Barbour, May 1, 1973. 1 child, Alasdair McKay.