Paul graduated in optometry from City University, London, England in 1994. Over the next ten years he worked in private practice specialising in contact lenses, during which he gained Fellowship of the American Academy of Optometry and an MSc in Clinical Optometry from City University in 2005. Paul then moved to Sydney, Australia to take up full-time research at the Research in Orthokeratology Group (ROK), University of New South Wales, where he was awarded his PhD in 2009. He then completed a post-doctorate with the same group to investigate orthokeratology correction of presbyopia.
He holds 37 peer reviewed and professional publications, and has presented over 30 conference lectures in Australia and internationally. Paul holds three professional fellowships; and has been conferred two prestigious research awards from the British Contact Lens Association, along with seven other research awards during the course of his PhD, and two post-doctorate research grants. He holds an adjunct academic position at UNSW, and now works in contact lens R&D along with practice based research. Paul is also interested in the transition of myopia management research into clinical practice, and recently cofounded Myopia Profile Pty Ltd to establish effective pathways for practitioner and public education on myopia.