Peter was invited to the Faculty in 2001 as an Adjunct Professor following a distinguished 30-year career in Australian journalism. He had been Head of Current Affairs at the Seven Television Network (1997-2000), Head of ABC Radio National (1993-5) and head of ABC Television News and Current Affairs (1989-92). Between 1985 and 1989 Peter was Executive Producer of the prize-winning ” Four Corners’, specializing in investigative reporting. Prior to that, he had been a television, radio and print reporter in ABC television and radio, the “Sydney Morning Herald” and “The Bulletin” He was trained at John Fairfax and Sons Ltd.
In 2004, he joined the Faculty as a member of the academic staff as a Senior Lecturer. He taught Investigative Journalism, Advanced Print Features, Television Journalism. In the same year he undertook a Doctorate of Philosophy examining representations of Arabic and Muslim people in Sydney’s media.
Peter is now an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty.