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Research interests

Project, programme & portfolio management, reflective practice, Systems Thinking, people development


Project managment, Strategy, Operations management, Research methods, Developing creativity, Systems approaches

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Dr. Paul Summers PhD, MA, PGCTLHE, FHEA, FCMI, CMBE, MAPM, MCP, LMPA, ACIB, joined the University in September 2014 as an Associate Lecturer, and has also taught operations management, project management, consultancy, creativity and strategy at a number of southern universities.

Paul has worked for more than 40 years in a range of different organisations across the private and public sectors. This experience is mainly in the fields of projects, IT and business improvement.

Paul's research interests include developing reflective practitioners, improving project performance, alternative approaches to the management of project

Higher education teaching qualification: Higher Education Academy Fellowship (FHEA)

Areas of expertise

Paul is a practitioner and researcher in the areas of systems thinking, projects, learning and improvement. In 2014 he co-chaired the UKSS 18th International conference at the University of Hull. He has refereed a number of articles for both journals and conferences. Paul has been awarded APMP, MSP and PRINCE2 practitioner qualifications.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Practitioner development - From trained technicians to reflective practitioners: a systemic study within a United Kingdom unitary authority., University of Portsmouth

6 Feb 200913 Apr 2018

Award Date: 13 Apr 2018

External positions

External examiner, University of Hertfordshire

1 Oct 2019 → …


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