Trevor gained a BSc in Geology and MSc in Engineering Geology before undertaking PhD research into concrete deterioration. After a post-doctoral Fellowship in Canada, he returned to the UK to take up a career in consultancy. Over the intervening 23 years his career has spanned the fields of geotechnical engineering, contaminated land, waste management and environmental science, and he has held senior positions with several leading consultancies. Since 2005 he has worked mainly in the nuclear sector, managing the Sellafield consultancy business of a nuclear engineering company before moving to concentrate on the decommissioning and clean-up of nuclear and radioactively contaminated sites and management of wastes. He has been responsible for gaining authorisations for several facilities to treat and dispose of lower activity wastes, and is a member of the Scottish Government Project Board developing the UK strategy for managing Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) wastes.