Dr Paul Joseph-Richard

Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management

Dept of Mgmt, Leadership & Marketing

Belfast campus

Room BC-10-212,
2-24 York Street,
BT15 1AP,

Business and Management Research

Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management

Dr Paul Joseph-Richard


Dr Paul Joseph-Richard is a Chartered Psychologist and a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management (HRM) at Ulster University Business School. He teaches HRM and Research Methods modules in a range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes. Paul has been awarded a National Teaching Fellow by Advance HE for 2023 for creating an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education. He 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, learning analytics and doctoral researchers' 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 Management and Business Educator (CMBE).

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 the National Health Service, in the UK where he developed leadership capabilities in individuals and teams. Paul is also the HRM placement tutor for BSc HRM students with the responsibility of facilitating links between placement seeking students and local employer.

Externally, Paul, as a certified coach, has carried out several consultancy projects 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. He is committed to reducing disability employment gap in Northern Ireland and creates strategies for making organisations more inclusive.

Now accepting PhD students

Paul's 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 Paul directly to start a conversation.

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