After a degree in Aeromechanical Systems Engineering, Peter completed a PhD in the aerodynamics of insect flight at the Defence College of Management and Technology, Shrivenham in 2008. He joined Dstl to conduct modelling relating to time-sensitive targeting.
He has since worked across a range of areas, mainly related to unmanned air vehicles both large and small, collaborating across UK industry and academia and with international partners.
He was seconded to MOD's Operations Directorate to conduct counter-IED analysis during the closing days of Op HERRICK (Afghanistan), and more recently spent 18 months at the Maritime Warfare Centre working on issues related to the introduction of the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers and the UK's return to a Carrier Strike capability.
Since the end of 2019 Peter has been a regional Innovation Partner for the Defence and Security Accelerator, working across the UK's South East to support DASA's mission of finding and funding exploitable innovation to support UK defence and security quickly and effectively.