Paul is a senior lecturer, NMC approved teacher, and a leading researcher in the field of men’s health. His PhD, examining the influence of masculinity on men’s help-seeking behaviour for cardiac chest pain, was awarded in 2006 from the University of Leeds. Since this time he has developed a programme of research investigating men’s help-seeking and engagement with health services in a variety of issues including coronary heart disease, depression, and chronic illness, and has published widely on these topics.
His current research focuses on self-management support for men living with long term conditions and this is reflected in his teaching activities, which involve contributions to pre- and post-registration nursing programmes and post-graduate health sciences courses.
Within the Department, Paul is Chair of Undergraduate Programmes Board, overseeing the quality assurance of undergraduate programmes and ensuring adherence to professional, statutory and regulatory body requirements.
He held academic positions at the University of British Columbia, University of Sheffield, and Sheffield Hallam University before joining the University of York in 2011.