For the past two decades, Paul has been an effective and passionate air quality monitoring specialist. From being the lead air quality expert involved with new coal fired power stations through to improving the emissions from existing refineries and cement factories he has successfully proposed and implemented a range of monitoring initiatives.
Paul has effectively tackled a range of poor air quality problems in a number of airsheds involving diverse seasonal contributions from the home heating, transport and industrial sectors. Paul specializes in particulate monitoring including TSP, PM10 and PM2.5 using a range of traditional, beta-attenuation and optical monitoring techniques but is also an acknowledged expert in the monitoring of various gases including sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds (in particular formaldehyde).
Paul is the immediate past president of the New Zealand branch of the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand. He has designed, written and delivered a range of training programmes for air quality and air quality monitoring. He has a unique talent of taking the complex issues of air quality science and breaking them into easily understood elements with practical real-world applications.