Peter is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with a special interest in facial trauma, orthognathic surgery and oral medicine. He lectures on Oral Diseases and Oral Surgery to undergraduates and postgraduates. He is also a Responsible Officer overseeing the appraisal and revalidation of doctors in his NHS Trust.
Peter is a co-editor of The Handbook of Immediate Care and has published chapters on facial trauma in eight textbooks.
Peter was an undergraduate at the Royal Dental Hospital of London in Dentistry and at University College Hospital, London in Medicine. He completed his training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Bristol and at The Royal London Hospital. He is a Consultant and Responsible Officer at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay. He was Medical Director at the Trust and managed the hospital's clinical response to the Grayrigg train derailment in 2007 and the Swine Flu Pandemic in 2009. He has an interest in the history of medicine and dentistry and recently appeared on Radio 4's, "The Origin of Stuff, History of the Toothbrush". He co-curated an exhibition at the British Dental Association in London (2019) about "Eric Cooper, Colditz Dentist)".
- BDS (London), 1979
- MBBS (London), 1988
- FFDRCSI, 1992
- FRCSEd, 1993
- FRCS(Maxfac), 1995
- MA (Lancaster), 2000
- FHEA, 2007
- Cert. Ed. Practical Theology, (Univ. of Cumbria), 2015
- Distinguished Life Member of the British Dental Association, 2017
- Freedom of the City of London, 1994
- Member of the National Advisory Board for Human Factors in Dentistry, 2019- to date
- Lay Preacher, Church of England, 2015 - to date
- Past President of the British Dental Association 2017-2018
- Chair of the Central Committee for Hospital Dental Services 2015-to date