Peter commenced his PhD at the Fenner School of Environment and Society in February 2015. His project is titled Energy, energy balance, complexity and health. It focuses on humans’ inability to deal with energy in a safe manner. This shows up in the extreme complexity of energy balance in the body in an environmental and social setting that adds to the complexity. With excess dietary energy over time, serious health issues arise including obesity, heart disease and cancer. Humans relationship with energy includes the need for electrical energy, a shortage of which is related to poverty and health consequences.
Peter has a degree in engineering and a master’s degree in business. He has carried out real world research and development in the United States and in Australia. As an entrepreneur, he has founded companies in both continents. He is the founder of the A2 Environmental Institute that has a mission of overcoming humanity’s alienation from the natural environment, a condition that results in considerable ill health. Present projects include a novel method of energy storage and promoting improved methods of energy production.
Other interests include playing jazz on the piano.