Paul holds degrees in sociology, social policy, computer science and education.
For over two decades, he has studied the nexus between digital technologies, social policy, and public administration, and the implications for citizens, public governance and power.
Paul’s work includes the use of new digital research methods, including web-crawling, social network analysis, and online user experiments.
Paul is author of Governing Electronically (2010), Performing the State (2018) and Administering Welfare Reform (2006).
Prior to his academic career, Paul worked in the Australian Public Service where he asked too many ‘career-limiting questions’.