Dr Hopson graduated from the University of Sydney in 1983, commencing his medical career in Wollongong, Bowral and Shoalhaven Hospitals. He undertook training in general practice, rehabilitation and sports medicine while in NSW, before moving to the Lockyer Valley, then Toowoomba, to work in general practice.
Peter joined Dr Carey in 1990 and they later developed the Platinum Health Group. He was President of the now defunct local sub-branch of Sports Medicine Australia from 1991 to 2003. He spent 12 years on the Board of St Andrews Hospital, and has been Chair of their medical advisory committee for the past 4 years. He has been secretary of the Toowoomba and Darling downs Local Medical Association for the past 8 years. He is a Senior Clinical Supervisor for GP Registrars and a senior lecturer in Rural medicine for the University of Queensland since 2002. He was Chair of the Platinum Health Group from 2014 – 2016, and is a member of the Australasian Medical Review Officers Association.
He is married to Dr Julie Crozier and they have four adult children and a grandson born in Toowoomba. Dr Hopsons interests include motorcycles, dogs and active involvement in sports medicine – he attends the local boxing tournaments and also the Toowoomba Grammar School Rugby Union in a professional capacity.
His special medical interests are in sports medicine, overuse injuries of all kinds, skin lesions and aged care.