Paul qualified as a nurse in Fife, Scotland, and worked for 5 years as a junior staff nurse before taking some time out, to work in HR (on a 3-year career break). He gained many years clinical experience, in both Long Term and Acute Medicine for older People. His teaching (law) experience started in Further Education (part-time) in 1998, before progressing to Higher Education.
Pauls main teaching responsibility lies in Adult Nursing. Over the years he has developed a specialist interest in Older People and Healthcare Law and Ethics (which he currently delivers across modules). He first co-published a book in this area in 1999.
Paul also enjoyed all aspects of his training as a Registered General Nurse (Trauma and Orthopaedics Option), Scotland, and is now Registered Nurse Tutor. He studied law from HNC to Masters levels. Pauls recent and current roles are as follows;
Disability Discrimination Liaison Officer (DDLO) for the Southend CampusClinical Link lecturer for Southend
Contribution to facilitation of the 2015/2016 NMC Revalidation external conferences and internal workshops (UoE).
Full Member of the Institute of Healthcare Management since 1993 (and serving on a national ad hoc committee on Best Practice guidelines in NHS recruitment, in 2001- IHM/ DoH)
A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Registered Nurse Tutor (NMC).
Lay Member of the, Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA), Department of Health (DoH), East of England sub-committee) since 2010.
Member of the Institute of Medical Ethics
LL. B (Hons) UEL (with Healthcare Law options)
HNC (SCOTBEC) Dundee College of Commerce (with Law)
FETC City and Guilds 7307 South East Essex College
Open University (OU) 553 A Systematic Approach to Nursing
English National Board (ENB) 923 Developments in Nursing
English National Board (ENB) 998 Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice - Mentorship
JBI, Systematic Review (5-day intensive course for academics) University of Adelaide (UWL)