Paul joined HERU as a Senior Research Fellow in October 2002 and is now Professor of Health Economics. His current research interests include the study of economic aspects of healthy ageing and social care, and the development of methods to design and evaluate self-management strategies in long-term conditions. He is the lead for the Health Behaviour theme within HERU. Paul holds an MA Honours degree in Economics from the University of Aberdeen, an MSc in Health Economics from the University of York and a PhD from the University of Newcastle. Prior to his present appointment, he was a Research Associate, then Lecturer, in Health Economics at the University of Newcastle.