Started my working career in the scientific civil service in the UK, doing policy relevant research for the Department of Health and Social Security.  Then did a stint in the European Regional Office of the World Health Organization in Copenhagen, and then decided to try academia.  My first academic job was at the University of London, half time in the department of epidemiology and medial statistics at the London Hospital Medical College and the other half in the geography department at Queen Mary and Westfield College.  I then moved to London South Bank University to take up a chair in primary health care (being told I was the first non-medically qualified person to hold such a post) and after some ten plus years there was tempted to my current position at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.
Education
BA Mathematics (hons), Univerity of Oxford, UK, 1976
MSc Operational Research, Sussex University, UK, 1978
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Operational Research
Health Services Research
Public Health
Health Promotion
Personal Interests
Music - diverse and eclectice - jazz, folk, world, contemporary classical
Photography
Nature
Science fiction
Cats