Dr. Peter Black is a foresight practitioner and veterinary epidemiologist who combines strategic foresight, One Health, and Ecohealth approaches to address the interconnected challenges of emerging infectious diseases, climate change, sustainability, and food systems.
Since 2018, he has worked as a private consultant from his base in Queensland, Australia. From 2014 to 2018, he was the Deputy Regional Manager of the Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases based in Bangkok with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). This role managed the implementation of the Emerging Pandemic Threats Programme with a wide range of government and non-government partners across ten countries in South and Southeast Asia.
Before joining FAO, he worked for the Australian Government Department of Agriculture in various roles including as Director of One Health and Director of Emergency Animal Disease Preparedness. Peter has worked to introduce more strategic foresight focused approaches in both FAO and the Australian Government Department of Agriculture over a number of years. Peter is on the editorial board of the Journal of Futures Studies.