Paul is Vice President of the Royal Geographical Society and Chair of the Expeditions and Fieldwork Division. He is an expert polar, exploration and field science consultant.
He is currently working on his new BBC Two programme for broadcast in March 2012. Paul’s television presenting credits include; Britain’s Secret Seas, Oceans, Voyages of Discovery, Take One Museum, Meltdown, Wind and Scrapheap Challenge.
Paul was the Base Commander of Rothera Research Station, Antarctica for the British Antarctic Survey for 10 years and was awarded HM The Queen’s Polar Medal. For his work with NASA and the Mars Lander project on Mt Erebus, Antarctica he was awarded the US Polar Medal.
The Royal Geographical Society presented The Ness Award to Paul – “For the popularisation of Geography and the wider understanding of our world”.