Peter is the Head of the School of Pharmacy at The University of Queensland. He completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy at the Victorian College of Pharmacy (now Monash) followed by a Master of Science and PhD at The University of Sydney. Peter completed Post-Doctoral training at the National Institutes of Health (USA).  

Peter’s research has centred on the cardiovascular complications of diabetes, specifically the role of modified proteoglycans in lipid deposition diseases such as atherosclerosis. After a 20 year career at the BakerIDI Heart and Diabetes Institute and Alfred Health, in 2010 Peter became the Foundation Head of Pharmacy at RMIT University, in Melbourne.  In June 2015, Peter became Head of the School of Pharmacy at The University of Queensland and moved his research laboratory to the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence at UQ.  

Peter is Professor and Dean (Visiting) of Pharmacy at Xinhua College of Sun Yat-sen University and a High-end Foreign Expert through Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. Peter is a former National President of Diabetes Australia and was Founding Secretary and later President of The Australian Vascular Biology Society. In 2007, Peter received an Order of Australia (AM) for services to people with diabetes and diabetes research.