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Peter was awarded an OBE in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to heritage education. After obtaining a first degree in modern history, and a Diploma in Education, Peter taught history in England and English in Greece.In his spare time he worked as an archaeologist on a number of sites including the Anglo-Scandinavian site of Coppergate in York, the Saxon site of Hamwic in Southampton, and on the Neolithic excavations at Hambledon Hill in Dorset.
In 2011 he helped organise the Euro/Asia Economic Forum in Xi’an, China. The Chinese version of the co-edited, with Professor Zhouhui of Peking University, book stemming from the 2008 conference 'Sharing Archaeology' held in China is in press and Peter is finalising the English version of the same book to be published in 2014.Between 19 he was Honorary Chief Executive Officer of the World Archaeological Congress.In 2003 he was archaeological advisor to the UK Ministry of Defence prior to the invasion of Iraq and is currently involved in research into the practicalities and ethics of cultural heritage experts working with the military.Peter joined the English Heritage Education Service in 1988.While at English Heritage he was seconded for a year to be regional administrator where he had day-to-day responsibility for over 100 sites and properties in the South West.In 2008 he worked with staff of the Oriental Institute in Chicago to produce a travelling version of their exhibition 'Catastrophe! Peter's current research interests include the development of holistic approaches to the management of large heritage sites, the role of world heritage in UNESCO, and the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict.
Among his many heritage roles Peter was Honorary Chief Executive Officer of the World Archaeological Congress between 19 and had worked for the organisation since 1984.
2013 Invited chair, Vulnerability and Cultural Heritage: crime, illicit trade, stewardship, and ethics, Leicester, UK.
2013 Invited speaker, British Institute for International and Comparative Law, London, UK: 2012 Invited expert participant, UNESCO Expert Meeting on the Protection and Promotion of Museums and Collections, Rio, Brazil. 2011 Invited speaker, Eoro-Asia Economic Forum, Xi’an, China.
Peter has worked extensively overseas and advised UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre on the original development of the World Heritage Education Programme.
In 2003 Peter was the advisor to the Ministry of Defence with regard to the identification and protection of the archaeological cultural heritage in Iraq.
2012 Invited speaker, Protecting Cultural Property During Military Operations: Implications for Strategy Tactics and Preservation, Local and Global’, UK Defence Academy, Shrivenham, UK: 2011 Invited speaker, Friends of Fort Jesus, Mombasa, Kenya. Paper entitled: Heritage Protection and Tourism: opportunity and threat.