Peter is an Honorary Associate Professor at the ANU College of Law, where he researches Australian environmental policy and law.
His current research interests include the reform of environmental impact assessment and the role of environmental accounting in policy integration.
Before coming to the ANU, Peter held a number of senior executive positions in the federal Environment Department, most recently in 2011-2012 as a First Assistant Secretary leading a Regulatory Reform Taskforce. Peter holds a PhD from the ANU in environmental policy. He also holds undergraduate degrees in arts and law and a Master degree in public law.