Paul has an undergraduate degree in psychology and a PhD in psychiatry. Paul joined Keele in 2007 with a focus on research within primary care settings, mainly musculoskeletal health and mental health. Paul took a new research management and support role at the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in 2019 and continues links with Keele via his honorary role.

Research and scholarship

Paul's research has mainly focused on health conditions within a primary care or general population context, predominantly musculoskeletal pain conditions, dementia and mental health. Teaching experience includes lectures, seminars, and workshops at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as one to one supervision (dissertations, masters, PhDs). Management experience includes project coordination, project management (principal investigator), line management, grant application, and dissemination and impact activities.

Further information

Paul is currently Senior Research Associate within the Department for Research and Innovation at Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT). Paul's role within MPFT is to develop and support research activity to the clinical and practitioner population at MPFT, mainly within mental health and social care.


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