Paul is a Director of the group and the current Secretary. Paul has been a diver and research scientist with the group since 2010, starting out as SMSG's South Georgia Shallow Marine Program project officer. Paul gained his PhD at the University of Otago, New Zealand, studying the deep-benthic community ecology in New Zealand's fjords, and has held a Post Doctoral Fellowship at the University of California San Diego, where he studied seamount community ecology and oceanography. Paul has an interest in marine benthic community ecology, fisheries science and oceanography. Paul also brings to the group a wealth of diving and deep-sea survey experience having worked extensively in Antarctic, temperate, and the tropical marine realms. Click here for a list of recent publications.