Eric Middleton has master's degrees in natural sciences, psychology, and philosophy. His career as a teacher and lecturer includes a fellowship with the Royal Society of Chemistry, tutoring and lecturing on science and religion at the Open University in the U.K., and teaching and management positions in school systems. In college, he boxed for Cambridge University, and has played violin in the Cleveland Philharmonic and Teesside Symphony Orchestras as well as a local string quartet. He is emeritus principal and chief executive of the Prior Pursglove Sixth Form College. Qualified in theology and accredited with the Association of Christian Counselors, he is now a college chaplain living in Guisborough, England.