Born: 2.9.48, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, British citizen
Address: 5 Swanston Row, Edinburgh EH10 7EJ, Scotland UK.
Phone: 0131 477 1528 (home). Work: 0131 455 2712
Radio Finland producers' courses
Reading knowledge of French
Fellow of (British) Higher Education Academy
G.L. Ultrasound 1984-86: Senior Development Engineer, working on card controlling a motorised ultrasonic probe for medical imaging, then on specification of medical doppler unit. (Learned HP64000 development system and 6809 microprocessor).
University of Edinburgh 1980-84: Full-time Research Associate, then Research Fellow, working on adaptive filters for data communications. (Gave seminar on passive sonar and spectral analysis techniques. Supervised student projects on Radar ambiguity functions and on lattice filters. Supervised student labs. Main body of work involved extensive computer modelling using Fortran. A TTL subrack and a chip set were designed as part of the study. The TTL unit was used to analyse speech signals. (There were applications in the fields of speech analysis and synthesis and helium speech unscrambling.))
Nokia Electronics (Finland) 1974-80: Two years as technical editor/translator, preparing technical manuals for banking terminal project (Finnish KOP bank). Supervising documentation system. Finding and supervising freelance translators.
Then four years (still at Nokia) as a process-control equipment design engineer, specialising in data communications. (Work involved microprocessor hardware and software).
Televa (Finland) 1972-74: Digital circuit design engineer for stored program control (SPC) telephone exchange project. (Learned TTL and Basic)
Pye Telecommunications 1970-72: Radiotelephone development
engineer. (Mainly investigating and solving production problems with
1976-79: Owned own translation agency, specialising in technical translations.
1997 & 2009: Designed and installed nurse call systems in a
Folk music (freelance ceilidh caller, play a variety of instruments, have worked in band as whistle player, run a website on Shetland music).
Church: Been responsible for church electronics 1986-2009. Area Church Warden 1988 - 1993.
Currently studying Polish (married into Polish family)