He has 10 years of experience as a health service executive, most recently as Chief Medical Officer at Western Health, a multi-campus health network with a budget around $1 billion. Paul has a passion for improving systems to deliver safe and quality healthcare through grassroots innovation.
Paul has a strong interest in health services research, having published several articles in high-impact journals, and was recently made Adjunct Professor at Victoria University. An educator for more than a decade, Paul has been invited to dozens of conferences and workshops as a presenter, facilitator and panellist.
Paul was responsible for leading the development of major innovations during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the McMonty personal ventilation hood, the early phase of COVID Monitoring Pathways, major medical staff workforce reforms and the PPE and fit-testing programs.
Paul holds a Master of Health Administration from La Trobe University; a Bachelor of Medicine, a Bachelor of Surgery, a Diploma of Surgical Anatomy and a Melbourne Teaching Certificate from the University of Melbourne; a Bachelor of Biomedical Science from Monash University; and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators.
Paul loves to spend time with his wife, daughter and son. He is an active parent who loves watching his kids learn, play and show their creative side.