Since 2006 I have been a Professor of Theoretical Physics. Before that, from 1986 to 2006, I was a Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in Physics at the (Victoria) University of Manchester. During the period 1992 to 1997 I held an SERC Advanced Fellowship. Before arriving in Manchester, I was a postoc at the University of Maryland (1981--83) and then the University of Washington (1983--85). I have a PhD in Physics from the University of Surrey (1981) and a BA in Phyics from the University of Oxford (1978).
I was a member of the editorial board for Journal of Physics G (1991-94) and then its deputy editor (1995--1996). I have also served on the editorial board for Physical Review C (1999--2001). In 2003-04, I was one of the working party that wrote the chapter on Quantum Chromodynamics for the NuPECC Long-Range Plan 2004: Perspectives for Nuclear Physics Research in Europe. From 2002 to 2006, I served on the Board of Directors of the European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas.