Paul is a huge asset to the children’s healthcare sector and has presented on the subject internationally.
Having worked at Sheffield Children’s Hospital for many years, Paul's goal has been to improve the healthcare of children and young people to ensure that the children of today have a better future.
His vision to build a world-beating centre to improve child health is now well under way with the Centre for Child Health Technology.
Paul leads on the development and implementation of national technology networks that specifically focus on the development and adoption of technology for paediatrics and child health through private and public sector collaboration, to ensure children and young people receive the best and most advanced healthcare and to drive long-term sustainable change in the health sector. In 2021, Paul successfully developed and hosted the UK’s first Child Health Technology Conference, which was repeated in 2022 and 2023 and he is busy planning for 2024.
Paul loves the fact that there is a real ‘can-do’ attitude in Sheffield – 'people roll their sleeves up and get on with things'. In addition, with the close location of two internationally renowned Universities and other great teaching hospitals, this provides an excellent foundation to advance the fields of science and technology, engineering and the arts (to name a few). The opportunities for collaboration between disciplines is great and positions Sheffield as a forerunner and leader in many fields. Paul also values the networking opportunities the programme offers, enabling him to work with fellow ambassador Steve Haake. A fine example of how the programme ignites cross-sector collaboration.
In 2015, Paul hosted the British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes conference with the help of the Sheffield Ambassador Programme and he has been praising the expertise, efficiency, and support available ever since. So much so that he has successfully won a further bid to host the conference in November 2025.