Prof Paul Bartholomew

University Council member Jenny Pyper.


Paul Bartholomew

As Vice-Chancellor at Ulster University, Paul leads on all aspects of University business. As a dual-focused University delivering excellent teaching and research which spans multiple campuses within a unique geographical and political context, Ulster is one of the UK's most complex large universities.

Paul deliberately steered his career in the direction of leadership and management of higher education so as to be able to be involved in, and to influence, policy and strategy. It is from this position that he feels he is able to make the biggest contribution to enhancing the learning experiences of students, the working lives of staff and deliver positive outcomes for students and society.

On a more personal-focused note, Paul is a National Teaching Fellow (2004), an HEA Principal Fellow (2013) and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (2017). My research interests have been centred upon video-based discourse analysis, computer-supported collaborative learning and academic professionalism. Paul has taught on UG and PG Diagnostic Radiography and academic staff development programmes.