Paul is a data analytics expert with extensive experience in simulation, mathematical modelling, statistical analysis and data visualisation in a range of sectors.
His key strength is finding evidence-based insight to inform strategic decision-making. Paul has worked on complex projects in science and education, both in a research capacity and consulting for not-for-profit clients. He holds a PhD in theoretical astrophysics and approaches real-world problems with innovation.
- Designed a science-themed circus-based program for a not-for-profit organisation for youth of all abilities, helping secure funding from the Department of Education and Training Victoria
- Performed data-intensive research into breast cancer risk at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health to improve accuracy and outcomes in terms of screening protocols
- Built complex simulation suites of new-generation radio telescopes and the early Universe to investigate optimal observing strategies and synergies, helping inform design and resulting in over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles
- Provided advice on improving data communication and visualisation for a Victorian statutory authority
- Contributed a complementary science case as Chief Investigator on an international observing proposal for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.
Outside of Nous
Before joining Nous, Paul performed data-intensive research into breast cancer risk at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. Prior to that he was a postdoctoral research fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics and The University of Melbourne, where he modelled large-scale structures in the early universe and optimised strategies to detect them using new-generation technology.
Paul holds a PhD in Astrophysics and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from The University of Melbourne.
In his spare time...
Paul is an outdoor enthusiast, relishing zen-like moments in wilderness. When not dangling from a rope halfway up a cliff, he can be found in suspended anticipation of Neal Stephenson’s next novel.