Paul has taught conservation leadership at Taronga Conservation Society Australia (2019-2022), delivered workshops for the Global Leadership Program at Macquarie University (2011-), and demonstrated extensive and diverse leadership qualities throughout various roles and experiences in academia, research and multicultural settings. His commitment to community and youth development is evident in his coordination of curricular and extracurricular groups and events. His leadership experiences across different sectors reflects his adaptability, commitment, and capacity to excel in various work contexts. His dedication to fostering young leaders is showcased in his mentorship to undergraduate and postgraduate students in the domains of conservation, academia, and beyond both in Australia and abroad. His multifaceted leadership roles underscore not only his professional capabilities but also his broader impact on communities and the next generation of leaders.

Disrupting Normality

  • As a thought leader, writer and advocate, Paul drives discussion online and in public about the impact of normality on individual psychology, social inclusion, and environmental health. He invites fresh perspectives to dismantle the myth of normality and inspire change. Envisioning a world free from the shackles of unexamined norms, Paul crafts creative spaces for inspiring intellectual curiosity and critical thinking.

Former Roles

Leadership Awards

Centres Internationaux Francophones

  • Director, Centres Internationaux Francophones des Rencontres Universitaires (CIFRU): Les chemins de l'esprit à travers les sites et les rites de Bourgogne, Dijon, France, July 2012.

  • Director, Centres Internationaux Francophones des Rencontres Universitaires (CIFRU): Les Institutions Publiques Locales, Regionales et Departementales, Saint Etienne, France, July 2010.

  • Representative of Oceania, Centres Internationaux Francophones aupres du conseil de l'Europe, Strasbourg, France, July 2008.

  • Animateur, Centre International Francophone de Rencontres Universitaires (CIFRU): Saint-Etienne, metamorphose d'une metropole industrielle, Saint Etienne, France, July 2006.


  • Stagiaire, Centre International Francophone de l'Environnement (CIFE): L'eau, de la source à l'ocean. L'air et l'eau, sources de vie, Bordeaux, France, July 2005.

Youth Group Leader

  • Founding committee member and Youth Leader of MET3145, Malvern based Youth Group at St. Mary's Hall (2004).

Howard Florey Institute of Experimental Physiology and Medicine


  • Host, Young Researcher's week


  • Host, Young Researcher's week
  • Student Ambassador, Medical Research Week

University of Melbourne

  • Student Representative, Pharmacology, University of Melbourne (2001)
  • Student Mentor, Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne (2002)
  • Education Officer, Biomedical Science Students Society, University of Melbourne (2001-2002)
  • Student Host, Orientation Program, University of Melbourne (2001 & 2002)

Scotch College

  • School Officer (1999)
  • Peer Support Leader (1999)
  • Adventure Leader (1998-1999)
  • Choir Captain (1999)
  • Captain of A grade debating (1999)
  • Captain of Fencing (1999)
  • Principal Clarinetist in Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Band & Clarinet Quartet (1997-1999)