Paul works at the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science at University College London, teaching and supervising research in criminal investigation, international and domestic terrorism, organised crime, HUMINT intelligence collection and covert policing operations.
He has a long-standing interest undercover policing, surveillance, intelligence and investigative failures, and how machine learning and big data can be used to tackle contemporary operational policing and security problems. He has other research interests in the operational effect of human error in organisational systems and the role of strategic decision-making in creating vulnerable security systems. He is also a member of the Institute of Global City Policing.
Previously, Paul was a senior manager in the Metropolitan Police at New Scotland Yard and has three decades of experience of working with law enforcement and international intelligence agencies; building cyber and real-world operational capability to detect and disrupt international terrorist organisations and organised crime groups.