Graham is a graduate of the Universities of Newcastle and Durham; and for many years was a partner in a mixed practice in Middlesbrough. Formerly the Regional Advisor for VT in the North of England, he is currently Associate Postgraduate Dean at NHS Education for Scotland and leads on the provision of DCP education. His experience in dental education includes undergraduate teaching in Newcastle and Aberdeen; postgraduate clinical tutor for various professional groups; and Regional VT Advisor for the North of England. He is currently an examiner for MFDS (Glasgow). Graham is based in Aberdeen and lives in Stonehaven. He is a keen motorcyclist and IAM Advanced Rider; and a fairly unsuccessful beekeeper.