Paul is currently the Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Business and Management Foundation Year Entry program, within our School of Business. He has recently researched the impact of technology on organisations during the pandemic and has a passion for student-centred learning.
Paul joined us in 2022 after a long career in Further and Higher Education. Here, he taught across a range of Business undergraduate degrees, embedding his industrial experience from his time in manufacturing and product design, within a variety of different global organisations, including IKEA of Sweden. The variety of both roles and organisations enabled him to gain a detailed understanding of the operations of various business settings. He also gained knowledge of the challenges and complexities of working within an ever-changing environment and this has supported students in gaining a practical understanding of the business environment that can be linked to supporting theory and models.
Paul holds the status of Liveryman with The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers. He was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2014 in recognition of his contribution to the furniture industry. Paul is a firm believer in giving students the opportunity to apply their knowledge and uses a number of external contacts to support the development of practical assessment. These are often designed at giving students access to live projects in real organisations. Paul is currently the course leader for the Business Foundation Year Entry program as well as a lecturer across the Business and Management undergraduate programme within our Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise. His current research is focused around the strategic direction and opportunities that organisations now face post-pandemic.