Paul is a coastal ecologist and natural resource management specialist with over 20 years of working for state government, universities and not-for-profit organisations. He holds a position as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Queensland.
Paul has extensive project management experience in coastal habitat management and assessment, water quality and river health management, water resource management, monitoring and evaluation, science translation and communication, and stakeholder and community engagement.
Throughout his career, Paul has maintained an active research profile by partnering with universities and industry collaborators nationally and internationally. He has been involved in a diverse range of research projects which has led to extensive publications in top-tier journals in the fields of environmental management, ecological resilience, biodiversity conservation, environmental chemistry and marine and freshwater ecology. His research and monitoring outputs have directly influenced state and local government policies.
Paul is recognised for his excellent communication and interpersonal skills developed through many years of professional experience in co-ordinating challenging multi-organisational partnership programs and facilitating and chairing professional and scientific advisory groups. He is a member of the Monitoring and Evaluation Scientific Expert Panel for Healthy Land and Water, the Research and Advisory Committee for The Moreton Bay Foundation and the Resilient Rivers Blueprint Expert Panel for the International River Foundation.