Paul joined the BSRD as a postgraduate student back in 1990 when he was doing his MSc in Restorative Dentistry. Paul first attended a BSRD meeting however as an undergraduate back in 1984, in Manchester, when Peter Kurer was President! Paul is currently Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Otago in New Zealand and Chair of the Australasian Council of Dental Schools. Paul was President of the Society from 2013-2014 and hosted a meeting at the Hilton hotel in Manchester entitled “New Technologies, New Acquaintances and New Deliveries”. Paul was until 2014 Chair in Restorative Dentistry and Director of Student Education at the University of Leeds in the UK. In the past Paul has been President of the section of Odontology of the Royal Society of Medicine and Chair of the Association for Consultants and Specialists in Restorative Dentistry. Paul’s current research interests include: the clinical application and testing of dental materials which, recently has focused on tooth whitening; sleep apnoea and its relationship to sleep bruxism; digital technologies in prosthodontics and the treatment of tooth wear principally abfraction. Outside of the office Paul is a keen traveler, gardener and walker and is currently learning Maori.