Peter qualified from Bristol in 1997. He spent his early years in Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Bolton in general practice, hospital dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. In 2000, he started his specialist and academic training in Paediatric Dentistry in Leeds. His PhD was in the field of dental trauma. Following this he spent a six-month sabbatical working at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne before returning to England to take up a joint academic appointment with University of Leeds and Bradford Community Dental Service.
He leads a multi-disciplinary research team which designs and evaluates complex interventions to improve children’s oral health.