Dr. Alan Roadburg's experience in the non-financial or lifestyle side of retirement planning is both academic and practical. He has a PHD in Sociology from the University of Edinburgh, and was a tenured professor at Dalhousie University, specializing in Social Gerontology (the Sociology of Aging), Sociology of Retirement, and the Sociology of Work and Leisure. During that time, he interviewed 400 retirees, and the results were published in his book 'Work and Leisure in Retirement'. He was also an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University.
He changed careers in 1986, to establish the Second Career Retirement Program to develop and present his unique Life Goal Planning approach to retirement. Life After Medicine is grounded in the results of research among 600 retired physicians in the US and Canada. This research is a unique and valuable resource for any retiring or retired doctor.