Peter currently works operationally on the front line of the NHS as a member of the Ambulance Service in Emergency Care. Previously he was funded by the British Heart Foundation to implement the Chain Of Survival project concentrated on the North East of England. This involved increasing the survival rates of out of hospital cardiac arrest patients by training and empowering people across all sections of the community, statutory organisations and charities to engage and cascade the skills required to use strategically placed lifesaving equipment to enable early intervention and defibrillation.
Peter’s early career began when he joined the RAF in 1987 in a transport and logistics ground support role but his interest in Human Factors was sparked in the early 1990’s when he became a Special Duties Soldier, specialising in reconnaissance and human intelligence. On a daily basis he studied human behaviour in great detail whilst working in high pressured environments within critical teams drawn from all three military services and the Police. Peter’s training career started during this period and he maintained a twin track career for several years moving between regular RAF duties and Special Duties.
This included VIP work where he was responsible for the security and secure transport of members of the Royal Family, Senior Military figures and Ministers of State. One of Peter’s further training roles saw him responsible for driver training and investigating road traffic collisions involving military personnel, determining route cause and training requirements. Recognising the need for counselling and support in this area he became a road safety ambassador for Brake the road safety charity, as well as undergoing advanced driver training with the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).
Over a twenty four year military career Peter regularly deployed overseas operationally and with increasing responsibility for personnel he sought to expand his skills through the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Service to enable him to better care for his peers and the wider the team when faced with challenging circumstances including bereavement and loss.
He has a keen interest in mental health issues and is involved in providing support to Veterans through the Royal British Legion. A qualified Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP) Coach he regularly provides effective support and coaching at both work and within his local community.