Peter is a human factors analyst. His interests include patient safety, interface design, resilient systems, and integrating user centered and participatory design techniques into healthcare. Peter has a BEng in Aerospace Engineering specializing in space systems design and operated an IT consultancy before earning an MHSc in Clinical Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto. In his Master’s Thesis, Peter developed methods to train clinicians in Heuristic Evaluation, and specifically explored the impact of professional backgrounds on the outcome of the evaluations.
His recent projects include: the design of a mobile clinical collaboration system for use across disciplinary and institutional boundaries and a new portal for UHN patients. His expertise includes the use of rapid prototyping techniques to explore, develop, and refine designs across different platforms and contexts. He is extremely passionate about clinical engineering and the potential it has to bring important change to healthcare systems both in Canada and around the world.