Peter commenced his PhD at SPRC in 2009 and was awarded his PhD degree in November 2018.
He works as Senior Policy Officer at the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS). His research and policy interests include employment assistance, the labour market and unemployment, income support, poverty research, taxation and superannuation policy.
The research compares employment participation or ‘activation’ policies in four countries: Netherlands, United Kingdom, Denmark, and Australia from 1990 to 2007. Focussing on work experience programs for long-term unemployed people, it will examine convergence and divergence in activation policies in the four countries from the perspectives of income protection, improving work incentives, improving work capacity, and active engagement with the labour market.