Paul is a riding instructor, veterinarian and ethologist. He is Professor of Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare Science at the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Veterinary Science. The author of over 150 peer-reviewed scientific publications and six books, Paul has received numerous Australian and international awards for his research and teaching innovations. His PhD was in the behaviour of stabled horses but it was a chapter co-written with Dr Andrew McLean in his Equine Behavior textbook that coined the term “Equitation Science”.
Paul is especially proud of his term as Hon. President of the ISES; a period that delivered the Eight Principles of Ethical Training, the ISES Ethics Committee, the first Consensus Workshop on Research Methods, the Position Statement on Restrictive Nosebands and the ISES Taper Gauge.