In Papua New Guinea, 1500+ women die every year from childbirth-related causes – 80 times higher than in Australia. And these deaths are, mostly, preventable.
With formal qualifications and background in laboratory science, as well as public relations and marketing, Paul is responsible for driving the public affairs and communications activities of the Institute.
As Executive Officer his role includes the initiation, general management and the implementation of key Institute programs and projects, which help grow and develop the Institute’s strategic and business opportunities including government relations.
Paul’s experience covers both public hospital and corporate sector organisations.
Prior to working at the Burnet Institute, Paul was a senior hospital scientist (microbiology) at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Communications Officer with the Inner and Eastern Health Care Network, and Marketing Director for a property and financial services group.
Paul’s diverse roles have provided insight into the health sciences and corporate world of marketing, communications and fundraising.