Peter Cox’s first degree was in independent studies at the University of Lancaster, UK, which involved an interdisciplinary study of Christian anarchist and peace movements. After working in the bicycle business he returned to academia as a Gladstone Fellow at the University of Chester where he completed his PhD in 2002, studying Gandhian models of social change and their intersection with green politics and action. He is a senior lecturer in sociology at Chester where, among others, he teaches courses on social change and social movements and on the politics of sustainability. For the past 10 years, his research has focused largely on the sociology and politics of cycling as a facet of mobilities study. His tenure as a visiting scholar at RCC is enabled by a Leverhulme International Academic Fellowship aimed at "developing interdisciplinary research into bicycling and the environment."
- "Bicycles as Transport." In The Organization of Transport: A History of Users, Industry, and Public Policy, edited by Massimo Moraglio and Christopher Kopper. London: Routledge, 2014.
- "'A Denial of our Boasted Civilisation': Cyclists' Views on Conflicts over Road Use in Britain, 1926–1935." Transfers 2, no. 3 (2012): 4–30.
- "Human-Powered-Vehicles in Britain, 1930–1980." In Proceedings of the 21st International Cycling History Conference, Prague, August 5–7, 2010, edited by A. Richie. London: Cycling History (Publishing).
- Moving People: Sustainable Transport Development. London: Zed & Cape Town: University of Cape Town Press, 2010.
- Emancipation Re-Enchanted: A Study of the Convergence of Gandhian Thought, Activism, Post-Development, Radical Green Politics and Spirituality. Stuttgart: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010.