Peter Calow is a research professor at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, where his focus is on the interface between science and public policy with special interest in the better use of risk assessment in environmental policy and regulation.
He has held previous professorial positions at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom and at Roskilde University in Denmark and retains honorary positions at both institutions. He has also served as director of the Danish government's Environmental Assessment Institute, which specializes in the economic analysis of environmental policy. He was honored by Queen Elizabeth with the Order of the British Empire in 2000 for services to the environment.
He has written more than 300 articles and edited or authored more than 20 books.