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Dr Paul Joseph-Richard

Lecturer in Human Resource Management

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Room 01K14 Shore Road Newtownabbey Co. Antrim BT37 0QB



Paul is a Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Ulster Business School. He is the Course Director for the BSc Management and Leadership Development programme.  He is teaching on Undergraduate and Postgraduate taught programmes. Paul holds an MBA in HRM, an M.A. in Psychology, and a PhD in Leadership Development, from Queens’ University Belfast.  Paul's research seeks to extend our understanding of leadership development, programme evaluation, research-informed teaching, qualitative research methods and higher education pedagogy. He is a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy and a Chartered Member of CIPD.  He has published his research in prestigious academic journals such as Studies in Higher Education and British Educational Research Journal.  Prior to joining Ulster University, Paul taught in Solent University and Queens’ University Belfast and had a successful career in a Software Company and in the NHS where he developed leadership capabilities in individuals and teams.

Externally, Paul serves as the Co-Track Chair of the British Academy of Management Special Interest Group in Leadership and Leadership Development, since 2014. He is an external examiner for HRM and Research Methods modules offered for Masters programmes at the University of Northampton.  As a certified coach, he has carried out over 10 consultancy assignments with large British organisations and leads a consulting practice that offers psychometric assessment and leadership development services in the UK and beyond.  Paul uses the British Psychological Society’s code of ethics for all of his work with his clients.

If interested in undertaking a PhD in topics related to leadership development, programme evaluation, educational technology and higher education pedagogy, contact Paul directly.  You are welcome to participate in the Annual PhD Scholarships Competition. Please see details of exciting new research opportunities below.