BSc and MBA, UCLA; PhD, Univ. of Leeds, UK. Formerly, Head, Manchester School of Mgmt.; 1995-2002, Pro Vice-Chancellor, then Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Manchester Inst. of Science and Technology; 2003-10 and since 2012, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Lancaster Univ. Chair, Academy of Social Sciences. Former President: British Assoc. of Counselling and Psychotherapy; RELATE; Inst. of Welfare. Fellow: Royal Society of Arts; Royal Society of Medicine; Royal Society of Public Health; British Psychological Society. Honorary Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, UK and Ireland. Editor and Author of over 125 books. Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (2001).