Curriculum vitae

Personal details

  • Place of birth: England
  • Residence: Bern, Switzerland
  • Nationality: British and Australian
  • Marital status: Married to Silke Collins-Tracey, MD (Erlangen)


  • 2010 DipTrans (IoL) Science, Technology; Chartered Institute of Linguists, UK
  • 1973 PhD Neuroscience, Stanford University, USA
  • 1968 BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia

Current Positions

  • 2008 to date: Freelance translator, editor and proofreader of medical, pharmaceutical and technical documents
  • 2007 to date: Emeritus Professor, Medical Sciences, University of NSW (Sydney, Australia)

Professional Associations

  • ASTTI (Swiss Association of Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters; certified member)
  • BDÜ (German Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators; member)
  • EFA (Editorial Freelancers Association, member)

Previous Appointments

  • 1995–2007 Professor, Medical Sciences, University of NSW, Sydney, Australia
  • 2005 -2007 Presiding Member, Animal Care and Ethics Committee (UNSW, Sydney, Australia)
  • 2001 Visiting Professor, Physiologisches Institut, Universität München, Germany
  • 1989 Visiting Associate Professor, Cell Biology and Anatomy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
  • 1982–1995 Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, Anatomy, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
  • 1977-1981 Senior Research Fellow, Physiology (Monash University, Melbourne) and John Curtin School of Medical Research (ANU, Canberra)
  • 1974-1976 Alexander von Humboldt Stipendiat,  Physiologisches Institut, Universität München (LMU), Germany.