Paul is Professor of Geography at Edge Hill, with teaching responsibilities at all years of study (UG-MRes); administration roles including departmental research coordinator, research investment fund steering group and postgraduate research viva chair panel; and research interests in environmental monitoring from satellite imagery. Prior to Edge Hill, he spent 15 years at the University of Nottingham, where responsibilities included MSc coordinator, departmental director of teaching and member of senate.
Paul is an active and experienced researcher across the disciplines of remote sensing, geographical information science, geography, environmental science and ecology. He has authored and edited over 100 peer reviewed research publications; secured research funding from a wide range of governmental and charitable bodies including the Natural Environment Research Council, the European Commission and the Nuffield Foundation; and engaged widely with broader academic service.
Prominent external roles have included chair of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society, leader of NERC’s major Earth Observation Technology knowledge exchange initiative, convenor of international postgraduate summer schools in Poland and Ethiopia, and he recently founded the Northwest Earth Observation Network (NEON). Paul has acted widely as external examiner on Masters programmes and at doctoral level, both in the UK and elsewhere around the world. He is currently supervising six PhD students.
Paul joined the Board in January 2018.