Paul worked for six years as a full-time Physical Education teacher at Earlston High School (August 2003 – August 2009) and more recently as a teaching fellow (August 2009 – August 2017) then lecturer (August 2017 – present) at the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh. While working as a teacher, he completed a Master’s Degree in Physical Education and Youth Sport on a part-time basis (University of Edinburgh, 2009). Paul's PhD (University of Edinburgh, 2016) was titled, 'Weaving a Pedagogical Web: A Qualitative Investigation of Secondary Physical Education Teachers' Practice'. He is currently Co-subject Leader for the Physical Education strand of the PGDE (Secondary) programme.
Paul is a reviewer of papers for the following academic journals: European Physical Education Review; Professional Development in Education.
Paul would welcome enquiries from students interested in pursuing MSc and PhD research in the areas of pedagogy, qualitative classroom research, and physical education.