Paul studied for his undergraduate degree at Brighton University and graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Podiatric Studies (First Class) in 1991. Paul went on to study for a Master of Science degree in Podiatry at the same University and graduated with an MSc in 1996.
Paul worked in the NHS for 11 years where he gained experience in treating a number of specialist groups. He worked on Orthopaedic, Diabetic, Psychiatric, Wound care and Rheumatology clinics. He gained additional experience in the treatment of children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Paul also worked in a management position for 5 years where he co-ordinated a small team of staff and ran a biomechanics orthotic laboratory.
Paul currently works at The University of Northampton as a Senior Lecturer in Podiatry. He has worked in the University sector since 1994. He trains undergraduate and postgraduate Podiatry students and also works at the clinical training unit at Northampton General Hospital where he specialises in the management of musculoskeletal problems of the lower limb, foot and ankle orthopaedics, biomechanics, orthotic management with an interest in foot surgery.
In 2008 Paul was awarded a Fellowship of the College of Podiatrists in Podiatric Medicine and in 2009 he became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
In 2010 Paul was awarded a PhD at The University of Northampton where he investigated osteoarthritic changes in the big toe joint.
Paul works on the following University committees:
- Research & Enterprise
- Science Research Degree Board
- Research Ethics
In 2012 Paul was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision and also became a Fellow Faculty Podiatric Medicine of Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons (Glasg).
In 2012, Paul also became a member of the NRES Research Ethics Committee (Leicester Central) and a mentor on the clinical academic career intern scheme (NHS Midlands & East).