He established Ireland’s first inter-professional Masters course in clinical education in 2005. This highly successful blended learning course has 300+ graduates to date, many of whom have used the qualification to develop their careers as senior clinical educators and leaders in health care education.
Peter developed an approach to making learning theory accessible for clinical educators through the ABC in Learning and Teaching series with the BMJ in 2003, subsequently developed into a successful book by BMJ Publishing in 2003. Peter co-founded the Irish Network of Medical Educators, (INMED) in 2008 to promote healthcare education research and faculty development in Ireland. The organisation has a membership of approximately 120 healthcare educators. Peter is the current chair of INMED and is leading the redevelopment of the organisation toward becoming a major provider of faculty development and education research sponsorship. The organisation has launched research and travel bursaries in 2013 and a joint Medical Council/INMED educational reseach grant scheme in 2015. Peter is an active promoter of educational research regionally and nationally through the Masters in Clinical Education programme and through the growing influence of INMED.