Principal European adviser
Paul is the principal European adviser to the Royal College of Physicians of London (RCP) and RCP representative to the Brussels-based European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), where he also holds the position of strategic advisor to the EPHA president and board. He is also a longstanding member of the Expert Advisory Committee of the annual European Health Forum (Gastein, Austria).
Since completing studies in international law, politics and economics at the University of Birmingham (UK), he has been involved in EU health advocacy and policy development in a variety of settings for over 20 years. These include: Robert Schuman Scholarship holder and pharmaceutical regulation project lead in the Health Division of the European Parliament Secretariat; policy co-ordinator at the European Public Health Alliance; European research officer at LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science; Head of the Brussels office of the European Health Management Association; and twice elected board member and former vice-president of the European Public Health Alliance.
Paul has published on a variety of European health policy and political issues. He is former editor - and current editorial board member - of Eurohealth, which is published by the WHO European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, and is a member of the editorial board of the RCP journal Clinical Medicine.
Paul has been awarded honorary membership of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom and is a member of the Society of Social Medicine and the European Public Health Association.
You can follow Paul on twitter at @PaulJBelcher.