Peter is a political economist who worked at the University of Sussex for many years. Between 1995 and 2018 he was a Visiting Professor at the University of East London. His principal research interests are 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 member of the Editorial Board of Prometheus: critical studies in innovation. and a trustee of East Sussex Brighton and Hove Crossroads Care,