As the Director, Grants, Contracts & Clinical Research Services UHN Research Support Solutions, Paul is an effective leader with 15  years’ experience in research management. Paul is responsible for operational oversight for clinical research, including the operational framework for clinical trial contract negotiation at UHN and single and multi centred ethics review services at a leading practice level, and the operational framework for grants administration, He has also lead the development of web-based online projects, including tools coordinating institutional approvals for clinical trials, conflict of interest and a clinical research record. Paul previously worked in Research Administration at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. He graduated from the University of Regina with a BFA (Theatre), and from the Schulich School of Business at York University with an MBA. Paul has been involved in a number of harmonization efforts in clinical research administration, including past chair of the Clinical Study Agreements Working Group (comprised of a group of Toronto academic hospitals) and a number of ongoing projects to coordinate multi-centre REB review.