Took early retirement as a Lecturer in Clinical Biochemistry, University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2004, finally retiring after working part-time on Diabetes Research Project in 2008.
Still play cricket at a good level (including Northumberland
over-50s), historian of my club,
Benwell and Walbottle, under the title "The Many Pavilions".
Elected to Newcastle City Council in 2010, currently (2011) vice-Chair of Planning Committee and Chair of Lemington Ward Committee.
Geordie wife (Liz), daughter (Katherine) and son (Steven).