Paul holds a PhD in theoretical physics and a BSc in applied mathematics and physics, both from the University of Melbourne. He has taught at four Australian universities and undertaken postdoctoral fellowships at UNAM in Mexico, INFN in Padova, Italy, and at Curtin University, WA .
He has experience developing the mathematical skills and physics conceptual understanding of students from early high school to final year undergraduate levels, including mature-age, international, and indigenous students.
2022: Australian Defence Force Commendation (Bronze Level), Australian Defence College Joint Capabilities Group
2008: The CISRA Prize in Physics, Canon Information Systems Research Australia
Dr. Fraser's research investigates low-energy scattering processes of light nuclei, with an emphasis on reactions of astrophysical interest. This principally involves a novel approach to solving coupled-channel Lippmann-Schwinger equations utilising realistic nuclear input potentials, with a proper consideration of the Pauli-principle when including nuclear excitations.
He has a project investigating the effects of home jurisdiction, COVID, and the implementation of the Australian National Curriculum on Australian high school students' physics and mathematics educational outcomes.