Peter holds a Professorship in Coastal Management at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
He has provided technical and management advice on a wide range of resource development and environmental management issues. His work is associated with resources development and management in developing countries, including project formulation, development, monitoring and evaluation; applied research; and training.
He has worked for institutions such as the UN, the World Bank, the IUCN, WWF, and international aid agencies. During 1999-2000 he undertook a major assessment of sectoral and territorial integration used by Member States for the EU Integrated Coastal Zone Management Programme. From 2001-2003 he was a consultant to BP for spatial and economic planning, EIA, coastal management, and the empowerment of local businesses for the development of the Tangguh LNG project in Indonesia.
Based in the UK, Peter is currently a senior consultant for integrated coastal management for the Mediterranean Action Plan. He has a PhD in natural resource management from Cornell University and a BA in geography from the University of Connecticut. He speaks Indonesian and French.