Roger is a qualified engineer with 36 years' experience in disciplines including electronics, software, mechanical, electrical, process engineering, and safety. In early 2014, he was appointed Outreach Engineer at e2v, with top-level remits of staff engagement and retention – managing expectations of both employer and employee. This altruistic appointment also formalised much of what he did informally for many years. He took early retirement in 2015 to facilitate science and engineering in education.
He also is an avid supporter of the Consumers' Association, currently serving on their Council. His pet love is astronomical photography, and his pet hate is speed cameras, which are based on bad science and have cost lives thanks to their overzealous deployment having had subtle, but deep-seated detrimental paradoxical effects.