Peter spent 5 years at the National Blood Service as a trainee and came to the Haematology Department at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital in 1984 when he became a FIBMS in Transfusion Science. Whilst working in the department, he undertook a part time MSc researching multiple myeloma. He subsequently went on to undertake a PhD in hairy-cell leukaemia.
Peter became the manager of the transfusion laboratories for the Royal Liverpool Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital and Liverpool Women’s Hospital in 2003, and when the laboratories at Aintree Hospital merged with those at the Royal to become LCL in 2013, he became the manager for Aintree as well.
He is now the Service Manager for Transfusion, looking after transfusion services across all LCL sites in addition to supporting partner organisations.
Peter currently works with a number of external bodies, including the Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) Working Expert Group and Steering Group where he is the national laboratory lead. He chairs the National External Quality Assessment Service for Blood Transfusion Laboratory Practice steering group (NEQAS BTLP) and is the national lab representative on the National Blood Transfusion Committee’s Education Sub-group (NBTC). He also currently sits on the Blood Stocks Management Scheme (BSMS) Steering Group and is the regional representative on the National Laboratory Managers Group, in addition to sitting on the Regional Transfusion Team.
Peter enjoys family time at his caravan on Anglesey paddle boarding, kayaking and cycling.