Paul is currently a Senior Lecturer within the School of Human Services and Social Work at Griffith University. He is a registered Psychologist who has previously worked with child and adolescents and young people at risk of suicide and self-harm in the public sector and private practice. He has held positions in service provision and health policy in Mental Health, Population Health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health including management roles in community health and health service planning with Queensland Health. He also worked as the regional manager for a not-for-profit organisation in South-East Queensland overseeing a range of integrated early years services and community-based mental health support services.
In 2014 he was awarded the Health Services Research Association of Australian and New Zealand’s PhD Student Prize. He has since authored a book chapter on the impact of poverty on children and families in Australia and assumed a co-editor role for the Journal of Social Inclusion.