Dr. Peter Howarth started his working life as an Optometrist (Ophthalmic Optician) before returning to academia in 1977. Following his Masters in Ergonomics, from Loughborough University, he moved to the west coast of the USA, obtaining his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989. He then taught Visual Ergonomics back in Loughborough until his retirement in 2015 following successful operations for colon cancer. He lives in Allendale, and claims to have once had lunch with the thirteenth richest person on the planet.
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