Where are you based?Sydney
HfH/FHBH projects participated in:
All projects since 1985
Paul has been involved in the field of Aboriginal health for over 30 years and worked on the National Trachoma and Eye Health Program in the early 1980s. He is the Medical Director of the Nganampa Health Council in the north west corner of South Australia, having worked with that organisation since its inception in 1983.
Paul is Head of Respiratory Medicine and a senior Intensive Care physician at the Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital in Sydney. He also acts as RPA’s Executive Clinical Director and is the Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney and Clinical Director of critical care services for the Sydney Local Area Health District.
Some of Paul’s previous roles include consulting for the Child and Adolescent Health Division of World Health Organisation in the Acute Respiratory Infection Control Programme and the Integrated Management of the Sick Child Initiative.
Paul received a ministerial appointment to the National Indigenous Health Equity Council in 2008 and to the recently established National Health Performance Authority.
Paul has published on many aspects of Aboriginal health and remote service delivery, and has had a key role in long term work around Aboriginal housing and health. In 2005 he was awarded the Order of Australia.
AM, MBBS, FRACP, FCCM
Respiratory and Intensive care physician at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney,
Head ,Department of Respiratory Medicine, RPAH
Executive Clinical Director, RPAH
Clinical Director, Respiratory and Critical Care Services, Sydney Local Health District
Medical Director of Nganampa Health Council in South Australia since the 1980’s
Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney.
Board memeber of The Fred Hollows Foundation 2012
What do you bring to the HH work?
Background in clinical research, long experience in Aboriginal health,some experience in developing country child health.
Years involved with Housing for Health work (including R&D work)?32 years
What have you learned from being involved in the work?
The absolute need for high level technical detail to tackle major disadvantage in areas like housing and the living environment.
In an ideal world what directions, ideas, results would you like to see HH and the Housing for Health work become or achieve?
I would like to see broader application of the principles and detail of the work in Aboriginal housing as well as expand the focused work internationally.