Peter has a PhD in physics and began working on hearing when he became a member of Graeme Clark’s cochlear implant research team in 1979. He is a coauthor on over 200 papers on hearing, sound processing, speech and language of children with impaired hearing, and psychophysics. He is an inventor of 25 patent families.
He has been instrumental in the spin-off and incubation of 4 companies from the Bionics Institute since 2000, including Dynamic Hearing that has provided advanced signal processing technologies in many millions of hearing aids globally. He also uses his scientific research and business skills in his role as Principal Research Fellow at the Bionics Institute where he leads the Bionic Eye psychophysics program and is involved in the development of neurobionic devices for the treatment of movement disorders, chronic pain, and psychiatric disorders using deep brain stimulation.
Peter is Chairman and co-owner of Blamey Saunders Hears, a company addressing the poor penetration of the hearing aid market in order to reduce the $12 billion annual burden of hearing loss in Australia.