Specialist pain medicine physician and child, adolescent and adult consultation-liason psychiatrist
Migraine Foundation Aotearoa New Zealand Clinical Advisory Group member
Paul is a specialist pain medicine physician and child, adolescent and adult consultation-liaison psychiatrist, who grew up in West Auckland and Northland and graduated from the University of Auckland. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry (RANZCP), and Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthesia (FFPMANZCA).
Paul is Clinical Lead for the Chronic Pain Service in Counties Manukau District and CAMHS in Te Tai Tokerau District, Te Whatu Ora. He has had extensive clinical experience in pain medicine, consultation-liaison psychiatry, community psychiatry, and has worked in different health settings as a clinician and in leadership roles in New Zealand, including public hospitals, a kaupapa Māori NGO organisation, and private practice including ACC. Paul has particular clinical and research interests in persistent pain in children and adolescents, has previously worked at the Starship Complex Paediatric Pain Service and is part of an Adolescent Pain Clinic. He has lived experience of migraine.