Paul is an experienced senior lecturer in strategic thinking with many years of course management and research activity. His current areas of research focus on two distinct subjects; exploring the collaborative interaction within organic food companies and the strategic supply chain capacity requirements for the renewable energy sector. Both of these topics draw on aspects of power, motivation and strategic focus and have enabled Paul to expand his skills and experience as well as being able to bring living examples of these themes into teaching. The research activity has generated a number of journal and conference papers as well as informing industry practice. Paul’s main area of expertise is in strategic thinking and he has used his skills to work with organisations such as Brecon Beacons National Park Authority and RenewableUkCymru as a strategic advisor, helping to develop strategic frameworks for the future development of the organisations. 

After a number of years as a course tutor for MBA and MSc Management programmes Paul also had roles co-ordinating business development within the Faculty of Business and Society and managing the portfolio within the Business School at the University of South Wales. Paul has been a member of the South Wales Chamber of Commerce Cardiff Capital Regional Council and has represented the Chamber at a range of events in Wales and London. The facilitative nature of Paul’s many roles draws on his abilities to work effectively with colleagues and to utilise his strategic background to engender collaborative activity with external partners and within the School of Management.

Teaching

  • MN-2040 Strategic Analysis

    This module introduces students to techniques, tools and frameworks that will enable them to undertake basic strategic analysis. A brief introduction to different approaches to strategy will then lead to a `step by step¿ approach to analysing the strategic environment of organisations, including external drivers of change, resources, stakeholder management and organisational culture.

  • MN-2514 Business Information Systems

    The module provides an introduction to Business Information Systems. It will introduce Information Systems in today¿s digital age and its role in achieving competitive advantage, its underlying technological infrastructure and related concepts (e.g., security of Information Systems and ethical and social issues).

  • MN-M549 Research Methods

    This module will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of research methods and methodologies to better prepare students on how to conduct a dissertation. The lectures and seminars will be split to cover both the theoretical and practical nature associated with research. They will cover all aspects of research methods: from what is research, the ethics associated with conducting research, the literature review, methodology and what types of research exist such as quantitative and qualitative. This module will highlight the links that exist between each stage of the research development process.