Paul is an environmental scientist with over 25 years’ experience teaching in UK Higher Education. Starting out studying deep sea marine sediments, he moved to a post-doctoral position at the National Oceanographic Centre, examining the responses of local estuarine waters to influxes of nutrients by agricultural and wastewater inputs. He moved to the precursor of Solent University to teach both marine and terrestrial environmental science, developing much of his work in lab, field, and workshop contexts, preferring to focus upon developing students hard and soft skills within the context of more realistic work scenarios.
He is currently programme manager for the new portfolio of sustainable development offers at MLA College, a relatively new institution registered with the Office for Students and whose degrees are validated by the University of Plymouth. Building on previous successes in educating students in maritime and marine studies through part-time distance learning, these new Programmes look to provide opportunities for professionals to upskill and expand their sustainability credentials through both under and postgraduate awards. These new awards coincide with MLA College becoming the official academic partner of CIFAL City of London, the 25th international training and research centre of the CIFAL Global Network and part of the United Nation’s UNITAR organisation.