After receiving BSc and PhD degrees in Biochemistry from the University of Liverpool, U.K., Peter worked on bacterial gene regulation at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. With a lifetime interest in the practical application of science, he has spent most of his career in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industries, applying molecular biology technology to designing and developing drugs (both small molecules and proteins). This gave him a wide experience in a range of therapeutic areas, including cancer, autoimmunity, allergy and infectious diseases. In addition to dozens of scientific publications, book chapters and presentations, Peter is an inventor on 46 issued patents.
Since retiring from Biotech research management, he became increasingly concerned that many people were making poor health and nutrition decisions, due to limited access to the best available scientific information. In 2011, unimpressed with the quality of much online information about celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, Peter and his wife, Gillian, launched the ultimateglutenfree.com website, as a source of well-researched information relating to gluten and wheat.