Paul Moon is well known for his writing on New Zealand and Māori history. His books include two studies on the Treaty of Waitangi, biographies of New Zealand governors William Hobson and Robert FitzRoy, a biography of Kotahitanga leader Hone Heke Ngāpua, and a trilogy about Tūhoe tohungā Hohepa Kereopa. He has also written histories of New Zealand at the time of the Treaty of Waitangi signing and mid-1800s and on the social and economic situation of Māori to 1900.
Paul is currently Professor of History at the Faculty of Māori Development, Te Ara Poutama, at Auckland University of Technology and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society at University College, London. In 2014 Paul was shortlisted for the Ernest Scott Prize in History.