Dr Paul Joseph-Richard
Lecturer in Human Resource Management
Paul is a Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Ulster 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 higher education pedagogy. He is a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy and a Chartered Member of CIPD.
His research has been published in several journals such as Studies in Higher Education, British Educational Research Journal, Human Resource Development International and Higher Education. Prior to joining Ulster University, Paul taught in Southampton Solent University and Queen’s 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 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 and higher education pedagogy.
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.