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Peter obtained a BA in Mathematics from Cambridge University in 1987 (converted to an MA in 1991). In the first 10 years of his career he worked as a researcher, lecturer and educational developer in mathematics and mathematics education for the University of Reading, the Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd., Reading College, Brunel University and the University of Newcastle. In 2000 Peter obtained a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Reading on “An account of research into an area of analytical fluid mechanics”. He then had a career break for about five years before become an IT lecturer and branch manager of a private FE college in Birmingham.
In 2006 Peter was appointed Senior Research Fellow for the sigma Centre for Excellence in Mathematics Support at Coventry University. In 2007 he became leader of the Serious Games and Virtual Worlds Applied Research Group at the University.
In 2010 Peter was appointed an Academic Skills tutor at Birmingham City University. In 2011 he obtained a PG Cert. in Maths Support and Dyslexia/Dyscalculia in Further and Higher Education from Loughborough University. Peter is still a Visiting Research Fellow at the Serious Games Institute.