After graduating as a Geologist, Paul lectured for a decade in the Czech Republic and Russia. On his return to the UK he worked at the Health Protection Agency (now Public Health England) at a regional and national level on climate change, public health, planning and environmental assessment tools. He then completed a four-year training programme as a Specialty Registrar in Public Health leading on a number of public health programmes within the West Midlands. Paul is currently researching the health impacts of climate change, primarily with colleagues in the UK, America and Hong Kong and with a particular focus on the impact of ambient temperature on health inequalities.
Paul is also passionate about teaching. He is Deputy Director of the MPH and coordinate modules for the MPH, intercalating medical students and Public Health Registrars. He lectures on a number of other undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Paul has two decades of teaching experience and a number of teaching qualifications (including an RSA diploma). He is currently completing his Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.
Beyond the academic sphere he works with a number of stakeholders regionally and is Chair of the West Midlands Climate Adaptation Partnership and a Board Member of Sustainability West Midlands.