Researcher biography

Paul joined the UQ School of Economics' Energy Economics and Management Group in 2010.  Paul's research interests include sustainable economic development and innovation with a focus on renewable energy.  He received his PhD from UQ  titled "Adaptive interactive expectations: dynamically modelling profit expectations" and master from Griffith University titled "An evaluation of policies to reduce fiscal pressure induced by population ageing in Australia".  While at the EEMG Paul contributed to six major renewable energy projects:

  1. Currently, principal researcher for an Australia-China Council project investigating China’s new low-carbon policies and implications for Australia that is a collaborative project with Southwest University of Finance and Economics, China.
  2. Lead author for an Australian Research Council Linkage project investigating the impact of increased power supply from wind generators on the Australian National Electricity Market that is a collaborative project between UQ and industry partners.
  3. Lead author for EEMG on a collaborative project between the UQ and RATCH-Australia Corporation partially funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency to establish the feasibility of a hybrid solar thermal and gas generator at Collinsville, Queensland
  4. Lead author for the report and project titled 'Analysis of institutional adaptability to redress electricity infrastructure vulnerability due to climate change' for the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.
  5. Co-authoring the CSIRO Intelligent Grid Research Cluster project 'Market and economic modelling of the impacts of distributed energy' cumulating in a report of the same name. 
  6. Co-authoring three publications on the Australian Research Council Linkage project 'The impacts of carbon trading on the Australian electricity industry'.

His further research interest is in fostering research and commercial linkages between Australia and North East Asia to help solve their fossil fuel co-dependency and promote sustainable development.  He is currently hosting Dr Soh from the Korea Energy Economics Institute.