Paul is Chair of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Manchester where he leads a programme of applied research in rapid diagnostic technologies aimed at improved antimicrobial safety and effectiveness in the setting of life-threatening infections (sepsis). He is Manchester NIHR Biomedical Research Centre sub-theme lead in Infection and co-investigator at NIHR’s new AMR Clinical Research Centre at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. He provides advice for NICE in sepsis diagnostic guidance.

Planning research translation with LMICs, he has recently been appointed Research Professor at the Institute of Humanitarian and Conflict Response (HCRI) – an academic partnership with the NGO humanitarian aid sector, UK’s emergency humanitarian medical teams (UK-Med) and UK-AID.

Based at King’s College London as Visiting Professor, Paul is National Research Specialty Lead in Critical Care for the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), responsible for oversight and delivery of an internationally-leading portfolio of first-in-man to late-phase clinical and cost effectiveness trials in critical care.

Paul is also a practising NHS Consultant critical care physician at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group.