Paula has been working as a partner at Papanui Medical Centre since 2011. Paula attended Otago Medical School in Dunedin and she completed her clinical years in Wellington. Paula completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and then a Diploma in Child Health. She has completed courses in trauma management, advanced paediatric life support and she undertook extra training in Plastic Surgery at Burwood Hospital. She has in the last few years done some extra dermatology training.

Paula is married and has three children, who have all recently left home, so she and her husband are adjusting to life with an empty nest. She enjoys watching Clint Eastwood movies, running ( although absolutely no athletic prowess), cooking and enjoying the outdoors. Paula works all day Monday, all day Tuesday, Thursday morning and Friday afternoon.