Bachelor of Medicine Biology, BChir, BMedicine, Aberdeen University, Scotland, 1978. Doctor of Medicine, Aberdeen University, Scotland, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, Aberdeen University, Scotland, 1992.
Senior house officer Aberdeen University, 1982-1984, registrar in surgery, 1984-1987, lecturer surgery, 1989-1992, senior lecturer surgery, 1992-1996, director surgical nutrition and metabolism unit, since 1994, reader surgery, 1996-1999, professor surgical oncology and nutritional oncology, since 1999. Wellcome research fellow Rowett Institute, Aberdeen, 1987-1989, honorary research fellow, since 1989, professor surgery, since 1999. Post graduate officer College Life Sciences and Medicine, since 2005.
Consultant surgeon Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, since 1992. Tutor in minimal access surgery Scottish Royal College, since 1994. Examiner in surgery Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, since 1996, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1997-2000.
External examiner University Belfast, 1996, since 2003, University Southampton, University Dundee, 1997.
Captain Medical Corps Royal Army, 1985-1989. Fellow Royal College Surgeons England, Royal College Surgeons Edinburgh, Royal College Surgeons Glasgow. Member Surgical Research Society of United Kingdom, British Association Surgical Oncology, Association Breast Surgery United Kingdom National Com.
Married Margaret Susan Procter, December 1, 1984. Children: Simon Alexander, Adam Matthew, Julia Michelle.