Dr. Paul Douglas joined the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in December 2006 as the Chief Medical Officer later becoming the Assistant Secretary for the Health Policy and Performance Branch. In this role, he is responsible for the provision of expert health and clinical advice on migration health including public health policy issues more broadly to the department and other Agencies. He has a strong focus on tuberculosis particularly in managing the TB burden in migrants. He has co-authored a number of academic papers on clinical governance, patient safety, migration health and Tuberculosis. He is currently a member of the NSW State Committee and the Board of Censors for the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and a member of the National TB Advisory Committee in Australia and periodically a technical advisor to the World Health Organization on migration health. He was the Director for Patient Safety and developed the course for the NSW Health Clinical Safety Programme from 2001-2004 providing training sessions to over 1000 clinicians internationally. He has been a clinical tutor for the University of Sydney and lecturer for University of New South Wales University for community and public health for medical students. He remains an adjunct lecturer to UNSW Medical School.