Paul has a PhD in Management Studies from Cambridge University and an MSc in Information Management from Lancaster University. Before joining Brookes he worked as a public sector management advisor for the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, specialising in e-Government and performance improvement. He has held academic posts at Brunel University, as well as Tilburg University in the Netherlands, where he spent a year on an EU fellowship. Paul continues to have part-time interests in e-Business, as an Internet business owner, as well as acting as a Growth Coach on the government's Growth Accelerator programme. In addition to his teaching and research at Brookes, Paul is also the liaison manager for the Business School's collaborative degrees with Informatics Academy in Singapore.