Born 1944 - BSc Physics University of Surrey 1966.

Head of physics department for 1 year at Bishop Herman College, Kpandu, Ghana, West Africa as a Voluntary services overseas teacher. On return to UK in 1967 Research Student at University Of Surrey and completed PhD in Acoustics in 1971.

Joined the Royal Navy as Instructor Lieutenant serving at HMS Collingwood, and at sea in HMS Rothesay and several Survey Ships. Retired as Lieutenant Commander and joined the Academic staff of the Royal naval College in Dartmouth lecturing in Radar, Sonar and communications, meteorology and oceanography. 1981 to 1982 was spent at the United States naval Academy in Annapolis Maryland lecturing in Underwater Acoustics and sonar.

On return to Royal Naval College Dartmouth became head of the Marine Environment Department and finally Deputy Director of Studies and then Head of the Academic Faculty before my official retirement.  Returned to the naval College again to run then first 2 years of the marine studies degree in partnership with University of Plymouth. Retired again and later took up short term teaching at the United Arab Emirates naval academy teaching meteorology and oceanography.

Finally retired until the opportunity arose to work as an Associate Lecturer with the Hydrographic Academy at University of Plymouth and now at MLA.