About Me

In the Pantanal

 

I’m a Baby-Boomer, born in 1950 in Que Que, Southern Rhodesia where I spent my school years, matriculating in 1967. I spent the late sixties and the seventies doing my national service, Medical Technology and my primary Medical Degree (MB.Ch.B) at the Godfrey Huggins School of Medicine, University of Rhodesia. My internship in 1980 was spent mainly at Harare Hospital.

After specializing in Haematopathology (M.Med.Path (Haem)) at UCT and Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, I spent a short while as Medical Director and CEO of the Natal Blood Transfusion Service in Pinetown KZN before returning to Cape Town in 1990 to become a Partner in a private Pathology Practice Group trading as PathCare. I retired early in 2013.

I have two grown up children; Warren (B.Bus.Sci.,UCT) based in Sydney, Australia who is currently Software Development Manager for Amazon Web Services (check out his website from my links page) and Kerry who is a Physiotherapist (BSc. Physio, UCT), now working as a Senior Clinical Specialist with an Orthopaedic devices company based in London. On Easter Sunday in 2013, I became a Grandfather for the first time – Emma Jane Prior; very cute daughter of Warren and his lovely wife Sharon (nee Steele) from Richards Bay KZN. We now have a second lovely granddaughter – Katie Leigh Prior born in 2017.

My Partner Cassia and I have lived on Woodbridge Island for many years and as you can see from my home page, we have a passion for nature in general but particularly birding, wildlife, things botanical, fly fishing (me) and just being in the bush.

Woodbridge Island