Dr. Paul Sharp

Dr. Paul Sharp is a Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia and member of the Reducing Male Suicide Research Excellence Cluster. He is supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship and Michael Smith Health Research BC Research Trainee award. Paul’s research examines the influence of sociocultural and gender-related factors on men’s health and health-related behaviours. With a strong interest in applied research, he has published over 30 peer-reviewed publications and been influential in the design, delivery, and evaluation of men’s health promotion programs internationally.  

Paul currently leads a SSHRC funded research project exploring men’s social connection and peer support for mental health challenges. Findings from this research will be used to inform the development of an online resource to encourage and support men to engage in peer support and mutual help for mental health challenges.