Peter’s research ranges from lactation in dairy animals and sows to lactation in women. He has published 178 research papers on the synthesis and secretion of milk over the entire lactation cycle, that is, from conception to weaning. Current research projects include a) breastmilk synthesis and composition (proteomic and metabolomic studies), milk ejection and breastmilk removal by either the suckling infant or electric breast pumps; b) influence of infant appetite and breastmilk composition and breastmilk intake: c) the characterization, function and clinical potential of stem cells isolated from human breastmilk. He has supervised 52 completed PhD students and received the Macy-Gyorgy award from ISRHML in 2006 and the Rank Prize for Nutrition in the UK in 2010. He is a Fellow of Nutrition Society of Australia, current Past President of ISRHML and a Visiting Professor, Kagawa Nutrition University, Sakado, Japan. Awarded a Member of the Order of Australia 2012. In addition he is co-editor of a Hale & Hartmann’s Textbook of Human Lactation 1st ed 2007.