Paul holds degrees in Economics from the University of Cambridge and in Mathematical Sciences from the Open University and he started his career as the first ever Schools and Colleges Liaison Officer at the University of Cambridge.
From 2003 he worked at the University of Oxford as the Head of the Student Recruitment, responsible for the provision of high quality information, advice and guidance to students applying from the UK, EU and beyond. During this period the university saw an increase in applications from around 9000 per year to over 17000, including significant increases in state school and international applicants.
Paul joined King’s in October 2011 as Director of Admissions, where he has responsibility for both undergraduate and postgraduate admissions. He is responsible for 90,000 applications, across nearly 500 programmes and has been awarded the Outstanding Collaboration at King’s Award in 2013 and the Director’s Award in 2016. Paul’s role expanded to cover Registry Services in 2015, which incorporates Student Funding, Registry Services and Educational Support Services for Medicine and Bioscience.
He has a specialist interest in the use of admissions testing and contextual data in admissions. He is a self-confessed stats geek and has co-authored a paper commenting on developments of the Student Number Control, ‘To AAB or not to ABB: a very English Question’.
Paul has spoken at wide range of national and international conferences on issues relating to Higher Education and admissions in the UK. He served as UK Treasurer on the executive of the HELOA (Higher Education Liaison Officers Association) and also served on the International ACAC (Association for College Admission Counselling) board as a Delegate.
He currently serves on the UKCAT Board and is chair of the UKCAT test delivery group. Paul is also a Governor and Chair of the Education Committee at the (LAE) London Academy of Excellence, a Sixth Form School in Stratford.