Paul is a lecturer in Education at Ulster University. He is coordinator of the post-primary PGCE course and course director for the PGCE in Physical Education (PE). His research to date has concentrated on the role of critical reflection in initial teacher education and on the role of mentoring in initial teacher education. His other main interest is SEN in PE where he is in the early stages of investigating current practice in Northern Ireland post-primary schools.
Paul is currently chairperson of AfPE NI (Association for Physical Education N Ireland) where his role is to promote the subject and help develop an improved CPD framework. He is also an associate assessor with the Education and Training Inspectorate.