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 is a political economist who 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 member of the Editorial Board of PROMETHEUS: critical studies in innovation.

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