I'm a pharmacist turned lab scientist, who manages the Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory (SMTL), based in Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, South Wales.
Married to Karen, with three children (Rhys, Carys & Sian), I live in the village of Laleston, just outside Bridgend in South Wales. Graduating as a pharmacist from the London School of Pharmacy in 1981, I did my pre-registration at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead before moving back to South Wales in 1983.
Workwise, my interests span medical gloves, urinary catheters, surgical instruments, surgical dressings, and other types of medical devices. I'm also a UNIX/GNU linux afficianado, having used UNIX-like systems since the lab bought its first one in 1987.
I have a reasonable collection of keyboards, synthesisers, sequencers etc. Friends are astonished that my wife tolerates them all, and are surprised to learn that, contrary to most wives, she doesn’t mind boxes of cables, music stands, pedals, keyboards and music charts cluttering up the house, nor the inconvenience of never being able to go out because I have a gig or rehearsal. :-)
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