Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Windsor, Canada, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Memorial University Newfoundland, 1993.
Assistant map library Royal Geography Society, London, 1949. Library Arctic Institute North America, Montreal, 1951—1954. History researcher Historic Sites Canada, 1964—1969.
History researcher, representative Public Archives Canada, Spain, 1973—1983. History consultant Red Bay National Historic Site, Canada, since 1977, Museo Naval de San Sebastián, Spain, since 1977. Lecturer Spanish history University Boise, Idaho, Spain, 1976—1978.
Lecturer in fields, since 1977.
Member Chichester Society, Labour Party.
Married Brian Barkham (deceased 1964). 4 children.