After completion of surgical training in Otolaryngology with the Australian College of Surgeons at the end of 1990 Paul White moved from New Zealand to the UK for fellowship training at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Between 1991 and 1993 he began sub-specialising in Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery and after helping establish the Glasgow College Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course took up a post as a Consultant Rhinologist and Minimal Access Surgery Trainer with the University of Dundee where he has remained for the last 24 years.
He has a special interest in surgical skills education and has established a curriculum of technical skills training courses for ENT, Maxillofacial surgery Facial Plastic surgery, and Ophthalmology at the Cuschieri Skills Unit. As an NHS consultant in ENT Surgery he has a specialist rhinology tertiary referral practice at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, where in collaboration with Professor Brian Lipworth in 1999 he established the multidisciplinary “Rhinology-Mega-Clinic”.
He has also formed important collaborations with Professor Carrie MacEwen in ophthalmology facilitating Dundee as a key tertiary referral center for endoscopic orbital surgery and the main centre in Scotland for endoscopic paediatric lacrimal surgery. He also has a large secondary rhinoplasty practice, and co-founded the internationally acclaimed Dundee Open Structure Rhinoplasty Course which is now in its 21st year. He has authored in excess of 80 scientific publications mostly in the field of surgical technology.
He has been one of the section leads for the European Robotic Surgery Project and completed a 3 year term as the President of the British Rhinological Society in 2015.