I am a physicist committed to my subject and to the development of my profession in the best interests of the progress of humanity
All of science, and especially physics, underpins modern everyday life, from the cultural enrichment of conceptually transforming discoveries to the development of new technologies which sustain and improve the everyday quality of our lives. Physicists in Liverpool, myself included, are driven by a deep interest to understand how the Universe works. Like all scientists, physicists contributions to society are greatest when their commitment and innovation are uninhibited by misplaced and wasteful bureaucracy which are based on ill-defined metrics often mistakenly believed to be measures of "efficiency" and "accountability".
- Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce 2003)
- Fellow of Liverpool Medical Institution (Liverpool Medical Institution 2003)
- Humboldt Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, Germany 2003)
- Fellow of the Royal Society (The Royal Society of London 2002)
- Max Born Medal and Prize (UK Institute of Physics and the German Physical Society 1999)
- Senior Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, Science and Engineering Research Council 1992)
- Fellowship of the Institute of Physics (UK Institute of Physics 1985)
- Chartered Physicist (UK Institute of Physics 1985)
- Liveryman of the Goldsmiths' Company and Freeman of the City of London (Goldsmiths' Company and the City of London 1983)
- Chair and membership of Research Review and Peer Review Committees in the UK (STFC, Institute of Physics, European Physical Society, Scientific and Users Advisory Panel "Find a better Way", Royal Society, Goldsmith's Company - Liveryman) and overseas (CERN, Israel, Netherlands, Italy, US, Czech Republic, France)
- Governor: Stockport Grammar School
- 2004-2007 Founding Director of the Cockcroft Institute for Accelerator Science and Technology;
- 2001-2004 Head of the Particle Physics Group Department of Physics, Univ Liverpool;
- 1997-2000 Spokesman of the H1 collaboration DESY Hamburg.