Peter leads the Innovation Practice Program at the Melbourne School of Engineering, where he is an Associate Professor.
He has taught about innovation and management at the Melbourne Business School (MBS) for sixteen years until 2012, and was a Senior Research Fellow at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne from 2010-2012.
Prior to joining MBS, he worked at Harvard University and an institute of the ETH in Zurich. He holds a Master’s and PhD from MIT and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Melbourne. He has published over 30 articles, teaching cases, and book chapters, and has edited two books, one on climate change, and the other on innovation in Australia.
He has also been a founder of Transport Informatics Pty Ltd - a start-up which aimed to revolutionize the transportation of people and goods through the acquisition, management, and application of real-time data about people, objects, and vehicles. He was a director of the Consumer Law Centre of Victoria from 1996-2002, and a director of Transport Informatics Pty Ltd from 2008-2012 Prior to commencing his academic training, Peter worked for three years for the Victorian government and as an engineering consultant.