BSc, Birmingham (1968). Graduate apprentice at ICI, Wilton. PhD, Cambridge (1973). Production Management and Design Management positions in UK manufacturing companies. Lecturer at Durham (1984). Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Heriot-Watt (1992), Head of Department (1993), Dean of Engineering (1999), Vice-Principal (2002), Acting Principal and Vice-Chancellor (2006-2007). Also member of the Scottish Qualifications Authority Board of Management (2005-2013) and chair of SQA Accreditation Committee and of the SQA Advisory Council. Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers and member and chair of its Accreditation Committee (1996-2006). Governor, St George’s School, Edinburgh (2009-2016).