Paul is the Associate Medical Director for Research and Development at Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust. He is also the Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at Dorset County Hospital. He trained as a psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry in London, and as an epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He went on to work as a clinical academic for 10 years in the Health Services Research Department at the Institute of Psychiatry. His areas of interest include co-morbidity between mental health and physical conditions and primary care mental health. Paul moved to Dorset over 10 years ago and remains passionate about research and translating research into clinical practice.