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Dr Paul Summers

Course Leader

Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies

Paul Summers, Course Leader


Paul is a passionate educator drawing on his broad experience of industry to provide his students with a rich and insightful experience. He synthesises the worlds of practice and academia, helping his students to understand how theory works in the workplace.

His focus is on utilising active learning techniques in explaining the concepts underpinning his real-world learning, enabling students to become continuous learners.

In 2014, Paul co-chaired the UKSS 18th International Conference at the University of Hull and has refereed several articles for both journals and conferences. He regularly presents at both academic and practitioner conferences on project management, benefits management and developing reflective practitioners.

During his career, he has worked in retail banking, leisure retail, photography, IT, change management, HRD, project delivery, project portfolio management and as a PMO manager. He is a full member of the Association for Project Management, as well holding the PMQ, AgilePM practitioner, Managing Successful Programmes practitioner and PRINCE2 practitioner qualifications.

Further information

Paul has 40 years' experience in banking, leisure retail, photography and local government, self-employment, and consultancy.

Taught courses

BSc (Hons) Business Management

Develop the skills, confidence and real-world experience you’ll need to succeed in the world of business or excel as an entrepreneur with our top-ranked, CMI-accredited Business Management degree.

BSc (Hons) Business Management with Marketing

Flourish in a business career and gain the strategic management and creative marketing skills to become a successful future leader, on this CMI accredited course.