Paul is a GP in Essex with a special interest in Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. He also runs the South Essex travel Clinic and has previously worked as Senior Clinical Fellow at NaTHNaC, London. He has worked in Kenya, Nepal and Mexico, discovered new species in Irian Jaya and been on several large and numerous small expeditions as diverse as overland desert driving, high altitude mountaineering, tropical rainforest exploration, SCUBA diving and Arctic dog sledging. On many occasions, he has been the medical officer or researcher.
In 2007 he was a climber, a medical officer and researcher on the Xtreme Everest Expedition where as a member of the logistics team he designed and constructed power supplies for each of the 7 high altitude laboratories. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, previously an executive committee member of the British Global Travel Health Association and continues as a Trustee of Medical Expeditions, a research charity with the remit to promote research and education into high altitude medicine and physiology. He holds an MSc in Travel Medicine, is a Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine, Royal College Physicians Surgeons Glasgow, and a Founding Faculty Member of the UK Diploma Mountain Medicine. Paul has contributed to numerous published papers and textbooks including the RGS Expedition Medicine Handbook.