Paul qualified in medicine from Birmingham University in 1983. He completed his postgraduate training in ENT surgery in West Midlands and a fellowship in Cleveland, USA in 1994 in General ENT Surgery and Facial Plastics. He was appointed Consultant ENT surgeon, Royal Stoke University Hospital June 1995.
Paul developed an interest in the assessment and treatment of snoring and sleep apnoea. With international training in surgical techniques for reduction of snoring and sleep apnoea he has wide experience in this specialty.