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Dr Paul Joseph-Richard

Lecturer in Human Resource Management

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Dept of Mgmt, Leadership & Marketing


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



Paul is a Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Ulster University Business School. He teaches HRM and Research Methods modules in a range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate 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 learning analytics and doctoral students' wellbeing. He is a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD) and a Certified Business and Management Educator (CBME).

His research has been published in several journals such as Studies in Higher Education, British Educational Research Journal, Human Resource Development International, Higher Education, and International Journal of Management Education. Prior to joining Ulster University in 2018, Paul taught in Southampton Solent University (2015-2018) and Queen’s University Belfast (2018) and had a successful career in Software Companies in India (up until 2004) and in the NHS, in the UK (2005 - 2015) where he developed leadership capabilities in individuals and teams.

Externally, Paul serves as 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.

Now accepting PhD students

My research interests focus on developing leaders and leadership in organisations. Specific areas of interest include programme evaluation, educational technology, research-informed teaching, learning analytics and doctoral researchers' health and wellbeing.

Related interests include learning analytics and effectiveness of entrepreneurial education in business schools.

If interested in undertaking a PhD in these topics, please send a short description of your thoughts to me directly to start a conversation.