Emeritus Professor of Sociology of Development, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Adjunct Professor College of Humanities and Development, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China.
Honorary Research Professor, White Rose East Asia Research Centre, University of Leeds,
Wallington County Grammar School, Surrey, UK: 1950-55.
Junior Exhibitioner, Trinity College of Music, London: 1948-1955.
Followed by two-year National Service in Malaya, Royal Air Force.
Leeds University: 1957-60, B.A. with Honours in General Studies (Anthropology, Philosophy and Biblical Studies).
Manchester University: 1960-62, Postgraduate studies in Social Anthropology and Sociology under State Studentship Research Scholarship.
Manchester University: awarded Ph.D. in March 1967
Dr. Honoris Causa, Universidad Nacional del Centro del Perú, Facultad de Antropología y Ciencias de la Comunicación, Huancayo, Perú, 6th September 1995.
Visitante Distinguido de la Ciudad de Huancayo (Freedom of the City of Huancayo), La Municipalidad de Huancayo, Perú, 5th September 1995.
Academic Posts Held:
Commonwealth Scholar and Research Affiliate of the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute (now Institute for African Studies, University of Zambia): March 1962-February 1964.
Research Associate in Social Anthropology, University of Manchester: March 1964 - Sept 1965.
Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of Manchester: Oct 1965-Sept 1972. Tenured post.
Seconded to the University of Zambia as Lecturer in Sociology: March 1967 - May 1968.
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Foreign Area Fellowship Programme and Research Associate at El Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, Lima, Peru;
Co-Director of SSRC research project, in Peru from July 1970-Sept 1971, and July 1972-Sept 1972: on leave of absence from teaching post in Manchester.
Visiting Professor, Institute of Latin American Studies and Department of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin: Spring Semester, January - June 1977: on leave from post at Durham.
Visiting Professor and Director of Research on Regional Anthropology, Centro de Investigaciones Superiores del Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, Mexico City: June 1977 - December 1977; July - September 1978: on leave from post at Durham.
Reader and later Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Durham: October 1972 to August 1981, tenured post.
Professor of Empirical Sociology of Non-western Countries, later redefined as Professor of Sociology of Development with special attention to rural contexts, Wageningen Agricultural University: September 1981 to December 1993. Tenured Crown appointment. From January 1994 - August 1995 part-time Research Professor (WAU). Head of Chair Group: Rural Development Sociology
Professor of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, University of Bath, UK: September 1993 - August 1995.
Professor of the Sociology of Rural Development, Wageningen Agricultural University, Reappointed to full-time Chair: September 1995 to 2001 (now Emeritus).