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Paul qualified as a pharmacist in 1992 and worked as a community pharmacist and teacher practitioner before moving into academia.
His main teaching and research interests centre on patient self-care and maximising community pharmacy’s involvement. He is especially keen on the diagnostic skills of pharmacists and has written widely in this area, including publication of the textbook ‘Community Pharmacy – symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, now in its third edition.
Paul currently supervises 8 PhD students in studies involving community pharmacy service development, provision of medicine advice and clinical reasoning by community pharmacists.