Alasdair is a Teaching Fellow and Lead Tutor in the department of Genealogical Studies at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He has been involved in family history research for over 30 years and has a particular interest in the Scottish Highlands. He completed his MSc on Scottish baronies. His research interests focus on the use of DNA in genealogical research. He is currently researching the origin and linkage of male lineages in the British Isles using Y-chromosomal DNA. He also specialises in Scottish land records and palaeography. Alasdair is a volunteer administrator of a number of Y-chromosome projects including the Scottish DNA Project and the Flemish in Scotland DNA Project.