Professor Mahoney is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine. He has served in both the Army Reserve (22 years) and Regular Army (18 years). Roles have included Deployed Medical Director of the Hospital in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan and the helicopter delivered Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT).
In 2006 he served with the US Army's 10th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad and was awarded the Bronze Star. Before Regular Service he was an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Conflict Medicine (Leonard Cheshire Centre, UCL, 1998) and undertook a number of deployments with NGOs. His PhD in Defence and Security (Cranfield, 2018) investigated military ballistic head injury and his MBA ( University of Nottingham, 2011) looked at the deployed trauma system as a High Reliability Organisation.
Peter also holds a PgD in Forensic Investigation (Cranfield, 2017) and works with the Centre for Blast Injury Studies at Imperial College supporting major inquests and Inquiries. He was the UK’s Foundation Defence Professor of Anaesthesia (2008) and with minimal resources built a thriving academically active department. Current research projects include novel medicines for pain management (Cardiff University) and neuropathic pain mechanisms (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory). He has recently been appointed as an Associate Medical Director for St John Ambulance