Peter has acted in numerous UK governmental advisory capacities, including membership of the Audit Commission board, and is currently chair of the NHS Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation. He has also advised many overseas governments and international agencies, including the WHO, the OECD, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Global Fund and European Commission. He was previously director of the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York, where he is now Professor of Global Health Economics. His main research areas are in the finance and efficiency of health systems, with an emphasis on the link between research evidence and policy. Current interests include health system modelling, measuring and improving health system productivity, and universal health coverage.