Paul joined ORE Catapult (formerly Narec) in August 2006 and currently holds the post of Head of Electrical Research responsible for the electrical research programme and the business development, external research collaborations and academic engagement related to it.
Previously, Paul occupied the role of Head of Strategic Research and prior to that, he was the Project Coordinator for the OPTIMUS FP7 project (prognostic condition monitoring), the Snapper FP7 project and Aquamarine Power’s Oyster project (both wave energy converter projects). He is currently a Board member of the European Association of Renewable Energy Research Centres (EUREC), a Management Board member of the European Energy Research Alliance Joint Programme for Wind (EERA JPWind) and part of the Executive Committee for the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Wind (ETIPWind). Paul also chairs the Industrial Advisory Board for the SuperGen ORE Hub and is a member of the Durham Energy Institute’s Industrial Advisory Board.
Prior to working for ORE Catapult, Paul spent sixteen years in the automotive and railway industries in a number of positions including Project Engineer, Lead Engineer and Technical Team Leader. Paul obtained a Masters Degree (MEng/BEng (Hons)) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bradford. He is also a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET) and a Chartered Engineer (CEng).