Paul qualified from Liverpool working in a number of primary dental care posts prior to taking up the post of lecturer at the London Hospital. He them moved to King’s College and onto UCL. He currently holds an honorary Chair in the Faculty of medicine at UCLan, honorary Senior Lecturer post at UCL, dental lead for the National Association for Primary Care and a member of the advisory board of the Institute of Healthcare Management. He holds the post of Chief Assessor for Fellowship of the FGDP(UK) as well as examiner for the Overseas Registration Examination of the General Dental Council.
He is a past President of the British Association for the Study of Community Dental Health and held the post of Vice Dean of the Faculty of General Dental Practice twice. In addition to acting as an advisor to the British Dental Association he is currently working with the Department of Health in Ireland on their oral health policy, has sat on a number of NICE Committees and acted as Advisor to the House of Commons Health Committee on their last dental inquiry. He has worked for a number of other international and national agencies as well as being a member of the European Health Policy Group. He is also a co-author of the undergraduate textbook Essential Dental Public Health and sits on a number of editorial boards.