Peter Whitfield is a Consultant Neurosurgeon in the South West Neurosurgery Centre, Plymouth UK. Peter’s clinical interests are wide and include aneurysms, neuro-oncology and traumatic brain injury. His neurosurgical training was conducted in Cambridge, with a short period spent in Glasgow. He undertook a PhD on molecular mechanisms of cerebral ischaemia. He has written many papers and recruited many patients to clinical trials. He is lead editor of Head Injury: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Peter is an Honorary Associate Professor at Plymouth University Medical School, where he is the lead for professionalism. Peter is Chairman of the SAC in Neurosurgery; this committee is responsible for the selection of trainees, the national training curriculum and certifying trainees. Peter is also Chairman of the European Board of Neurological Surgery with responsibilities for the FEBNS Examination. Outside of work, Peter has a passion for sailing.