I am an Essex-born, Oxford-trained clinical academic with a professional background in chemical pathology. I have held academic posts at the Universities of Sheffield, Oxford and Liverpool. My main research expertise is in human physiology and biochemistry in vivo studied by noninvasive means, notably magnetic resonance methods. I have about 400 peer-reviewed publications (h-index 66 Scopus, 80 Google Scholar, 20000 citations): ORCID ID 0000-0002-8324-9666). My contribution to research was recognised by the award of Doctor of Science from the University of Oxford in 2016. At the University of Liverpool I am the Director of the Liverpool Magnetic Resonance Imaging Centre (LiMRIC), and I chair one of the Central University Research Ethics Committees. In addition to supervising a total of about 40 doctoral students, I have had several leadership roles in postgraduate research. I am an Honorary Consultant in Chemical Pathology at the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT), where I also represent the University of Liverpool on the Council of Governors. I am Adjunct Professor at the Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna, Austria.