28 March 1941.


Uppingham School, Rutland.

St Thomas' Hospital medical school (BSc, 1962; MB BS, 1965; MD, 1973).

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, 1977.

Fellow College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 1987.


House officer, St Thomas' Hospital.

Lecturer, St Thomas' Hospital medical school, 1967-71.

Senior registrar in clinical pharmacology, Hammersmith Hospital, 1971- 72.

Visiting resident fellow, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1972-73.

Current posts

Professor of clinical pharmacology, Newcastle University.

Consultant clinical pharmacologist, Freeman Hospital and Royal Victoria Infirmary trust.

Director, World Health Organisation collaborating centre for drug policy and drug safety research.

Co-ordinator, European Pharmacovigilance Research Group.