Peter is a lecturer with the College of Health and Biomedicine.

He started his academic career teaching in arts, health science and nursing.

His academic background is in history, health science, military medicine, nursing and surgery.


Areas of expertise

  • Public health
  • History of medicine and surgery
  • History of public health
  • Military history
  • Sudden Onset Disaster (SOD) preparedness and relief


Weerakkody, N, De Noronha, M, Wiseman, P, Sleeth, P, & Jayalath, L (2019). ‘The use of electromyography for the assessment of sense of muscular effort: a test–retest reliability study’, Somatosensory & Motor Research, DOI: 10.1080/08990220.2018.1556629. Taylor & Francis, Jan 2019.

Sleeth, P (2018). ‘Mary Seacole: disease and care of the wounded, from Jamaica to the Crimea‘, Nursing Clio, 22 March 2018, Nursing Clio, March 22, 2018


Conference presentations

Invited presenter; Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, Australia: ‘The evolution of modern warfare; bloodshed, disease and the care of the wounded. The Crimea to South Africa (1854-1902).’

Royal Australasian College of Surgery (RACS) 89th Annual Scientific Congress. ‘Celebrating the art of Surgery’, Friday 14th May 2021, Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, Australia:


Industry experience

  • Historian
  • Military medicine and surgery
  • Sudden Onset Disaster (SOD) preparedness and response