Educated at State Grammar School, Peter entered Cambridge as a major scholar in physics. However he changed to medicine and qualified in London in 1965.
After a spell in academic research he pursued his ideas from a basis in general practice, focussing on the nature and practice of health, and drawing heavily on the Peckham Experiment. He has published five books and many research papers, using health to reconcile modern physics with biology. He lives in Tunbridge Wells with his wife Pamela.