After completing an undergraduate degree in Music at the University of Birmingham, Dr Peters went on to study Medicine at Guy's King's St Thomas' Medical and Dental School. After qualifying as a doctor, he worked in a variety of medical and surgical specialities at London based hospitals before choosing to specialise in the field of Occupational Medicine.
He has worked in various roles in both the private and public sector as an Occupational Health Physician, Company Medical Advisor and Chief Medical Officer. During his career, Dr Peters has been instrumental in orchestrating large optimisation, recovery and change programmes. He describes himself as a ‘game changer’, an ‘implementer’ and a ‘strategic thinker’, establishing new ways of successfully delivering, implementing and monitoring complex projects on time, within budget, in a safety critical setting and devolved environment. He is pragmatic in his approach to problem solving, often finding feasible solutions whilst working collaboratively with others. He has also received extensive positive feedback around his approach to strategy design and stakeholder engagement.
Dr Peters currenltly holds the prestigious position of Chief Medical Officer at Network Rail. As Chief Medical Officer, he leads the Health, Wellbeing and Ergonomic functions, however, his knowledge extends into other areas by supporting and working with other business functions such as HR, Procurement, Finance, Enterprise Risk, Rewards and Benefits, Diversity and Inclusion, Environment, Quality, Standards, Accident Safety Reporting and Analytics. Most importantly, he acknowledges the importance of maintaining regulatory compliance, including the implementation of robust standards, policies and procedures.
Dr Peters is equally passionate about research, teaching and education to enable all staff to return ‘Home Safe Every Day’ and a ‘Workforce Fit for the Future’. His most recent research has been published and used nationally to improve outcomes in NHS hospitals for sharps and body fluid injuries. Dr Peters also enjoys teaching and lecturing on an array of topics to both employees, managers and students. He is often asked to present at national conferences, some of which have included the RSSB Annual Health and Safety, Elevate, Health and Wellbeing at Work, and Society and Faculty of Occupational Medicine conferences.
Dr Peters is an Affiliating Diplomate at the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) and holds Graduate Membership with the Institute of Safety and Health (IOSH). He holds full registration with the General Medical Council. (GMC) and partakes in annual appraisals to remain revalidated as a doctor.
Outside of his Network Rail role, he is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at UCL Medical School, has consultant practicing privileges at the HCA Wellington Hospital, Chair of the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) Occupational Health Specialist Advisory Committee, and a committee member at the RSSB Occupational Health and Wellbeing Policy Group, Association of Rail Industry Occupational Health Practitioners, Global Chief Medical Officer’s Network and UK Chief Medical Officer’s Network. He also holds a Level 1 Personal Track Safety Competence.
In his spare time, he likes all things creative and enjoys writing screenplays, directing TV/Films and playing Flute, Piano and Guitar.