MBChB, BSc, MSc, PhD, MRCP, DAvMed, MRAeS, MCMI, FAsMA
Peter is Clinical Senior Lecturer and Head of Aerospace Medicine (clinical and education) at King’s College London. Prior to joining KCL he worked for 4 years as the UK’s first Consultant in Aviation and Space Medicine (ASM) at the RAF Centre of Aviation Medicine, retiring as a Wing Commander after 17 years service. Medical training included RAF General Duties Medical Officer, SHO time in a primary care setting and hospital general medicine to gain MRCP before following the ASM curriculum and StR pathway. His PhD looked at what comprises an acceptable degree of acute hypoxia for helicopter aircrew and trials of portable oxygen delivery systems for this population to use at pressure altitudes up to 15,000 ft.
Peter’s training and experience covers a range of areas across aviation, space and extreme environment physiology and medicine. His main areas of interest are health, performance and protection systems for these environments working at the boundary between medicine, engineering and operational practice.
He is a member of the European Space Agency medical board, Royal Aeronautical Society Aerospace medicine group committee, Royal College of Physicians Specialty Advisory Committee for Aviation and Space Medicine, Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) and past President of the Life Science and Biomedical Engineering Branch of AsMA.