BiographyBorn in the English Lake District and went to medical school in London (St Thomas's hospital). University training posts in psychiatry in Bristol and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, then worked for the British ODA in Zambia and the West Indies (windward islands). Returned to Newcastle for a time and then joined the newly established academic psychiatric unit in Southampton. Remained there for 21 years. Got interested in consciousness studies and conducted the first published test of OrchOR theory. Following retirement, helped out with Journal of Consciousness Studies editorial functions and published a range of papers and books on consciousness-related topics. Married (twice) with four children.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Bipolar disorder and psychiatric service delivery; physics of consciousness; meme and archetype theory.
Sailing, walking, history and, latterly, helping out with village activities.