Peter resides in Launceston, Tasmania, having spent his childhood years in Tasmania, then living for 20 years in Victoria, and moving back to Tasmania in the ’90s. Peter retired as an intensive care paramedic in late 2022 after having worked for over 30 years within the ambulance profession in both metropolitan and rural areas of Victoria and Tasmania.
Before his ambulance career, Peter was a Registered Nurse working at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and the Royal District Nursing Service. Whilst working in the ambulance profession, Peter obtained a Psychology Degree and both a Master of and PhD in Medical Science (Rural Health). During his ambulance career, Peter had previously been involved as a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management team for several years. Peter also worked on the Aeromedical section of Ambulance Tasmania with the Royal Flying Doctor Service as both intensive care and extended care paramedic.
Peter has been a member of the Ambulance Tasmania Research Committee and a Mentor with the Australasian College of Paramedicine’s Research Mentoring Program.
In his spare time, Peter is involved in the sport of archery and has had success in both national and international competitions.