Peter  is  a Visiting Professor at the University of East London. His principal research interests are in  technology and inequality; and in relationships between society, the economy, technology and inequality both in developed and developing economies, with special interest in agriculture and food.

Peter worked at the University of Sussex for many years where he carried out research on relationships between technological change and vocational education and training.

He is a trustee of East Sussex Brighton and Hove Crossroads Care.