Professor of Public Health
University of Otago
Peter is Professor of Public Health in the Kōhatu Centre for Hauora Māori at the University of Otago. He started his professional life as a general practitioner and later specialised in public health medicine. His academic career spans a variety of roles including serving as University of Otago Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Health Sciences and Dean of the Otago Medical School. His research is focused on social indicators and social epidemiology, health care policy, health care organisation and funding, and Māori health. He has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses related to public health, health systems, health services management and Māori health. Peter has served on numerous government advisory panels in a variety of policy areas related to public health, health services, and health workforce, including the Government's 2018-2020 Review of the Health and Disability System.