Peter is a teacher and human rights activist. He is also an historian, specialising in the history of North-east England over the last 250 years.
Peter has been a teacher of young people and adults in North-east England since 1987.
Peter has been the Regional Rep for Amnesty International in the North-east and Yorkshire Region since 2000 and has also served as Trade Union Co-ordinator for Burma Campaign UK and in various other positions in human rights related organisations.
Peter holds an M.Phil in the regional identity of North-east England, from the University of Northumbria in 2005. His subsequent writing on human rights and about North-east England has been published in numerous publications.