Peter was appointed a Lecturer in International Business in September 2011 after joining the Management School in June 2010 as an ESRC/SAMS Conversion Fellow. Peter gained a BA (Hons) degree in Social and Political Sciences from Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge and an MA and PhD from the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham. Following his PhD, he worked at the Aston Business School, researching business-state relations in the Russian Federation.
Peter has presented on issues concerning state corporatism and corruption in Russia and Ukraine at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London. In June 2012, Peter briefed the British Ambassador to Ukraine on the business environment in Ukraine.
Along with Dr Tim Vorley (Sheffield) Peter is working with Business & Education South Yorkshire to host an outreach event focusing on developing entrepreneurial skills called `Who Wants to be an Entrepreneur?´
With Dr. Tim Vorley (Sheffield) Peter has co-hosted a stakeholder forum under project resilience, which involved the Yorkshire Forward, Yorkshire Cities, Ekosgen, Barnsley MBC, Sheffield City Council, Sheffield City Region LEP, CFE, and the Local Government Information Unit.
Peter together with Dr. Tim Vorley is also working on a major cross faculty internationalisation project with Russian partner universities.
Peter is a regular participant at events on Chatham House (Royal Institute for International Affairs)’s programme on Russia and the former Soviet Union.