Dr Peake’s main current role is as the Clinical Lead for Public Health England’s National Cancer Intelligence Network where he oversees the clinical understanding and analysis of UK-wide population data on cancer. He is an Honorary Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine for the University Hospitals of Leicester and has had a major interest in lung cancer and mesothelioma for many years. He is co-clinical Lead for the National Lung Cancer Audit in the Royal College of Physicians, where he is Associate Director of the Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit. He was National Clinical Lead for Ling Cancer and for NHS Cancer Improvement until the dissolution of the organisation in the NHS reforms. Amongst other roles he is a member of the steering group of the British Thoracic Oncology Group, chair of Mesothelioma UK and a member of the National Advisory Group for Clinical Audit and Enquiries. He has been involved in the development and implementation of national cancer policy since the late 1990s. He has published widely with his major interests being in early diagnosis and improving outcomes for cancer patients by proper service configuration, supported by good clinical outcome data.