Expedition Leader and Polar Naturalist
Peter hails from the town of Cobh, County Cork, on the south coast of Ireland. Growing up living next to the sea, he developed a fascination with whales and dolphins, along with birds and the wonders of the natural world. Ever varied in his interests, he studied English at University College Cork and went on to complete a master’s degree in Old English. A desire for more hands-on, outdoor work led him to a slight change of course, and he went on to study archaeology. After combining his twin loves of the humanities and nature, Peter's main areas of research at present are archaeozoology and maritime archaeology. He has a particular interest in the archaeology of marine mammal exploitation and of extreme environments. Along with his research, Peter also works for the commercial sector as a field archaeologist throughout the south of England. With a love of the outdoors and human culture, his interests span everything from music and visual art, to the history and philosophy of science, technology, and medicine. He takes great pleasure in exchanging ideas and helping others understand the natural world, especially while exploring some of the world’s most extreme locations.