I graduated from the University of Adelaide Medical School with a Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (MBBS) degree in 1960.
My postgraduate degree was Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of surgery (FRACS) in General Surgery, passed in 1967.
I was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship in that year enabling me to train in reconstructive surgery for Hansen’s disease (leprosy) at Vellore, South India.
For four years I worked in Papua-New Guinea, based at Togoba Hospital, Mount Hagen, in the Western Highlands, performing reconstructive surgery.
Following further training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, UK, I established a Private Practice in Adelaide in 1976, with a public Consultant position at the Repatriation General Hospital.
I retired at the end of 2000, building a retirement home at Mount Barker in the Adelaide Hills. The Technical Analysis interest stemmed from a need to look after our own Self Managed Super Fund.
I am a member of the Australian Technical Analyst Association (ATAA) and have passed the two subjects required to become a Certified Financial Technician (CFTe) by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.