Professor Paul Bartholomew is the PVC Education. As a key member of the leadership team at Ulster University, Paul is responsible for leading, developing and overseeing the University’s strategies relating to the Education portfolio, including innovative approaches to teaching, new initiatives in educational opportunity, standards and development of taught programmes and a rewarding student learning experience. Paul had a clinical career in the NHS as a diagnostic radiographer before moving into higher education in 2001. Since then he has led on various aspects of learning and teaching and the enhancement of academic quality for the universities within which he has worked. Paul is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a National Teaching Fellow. His academic interests include curriculum design, programme approval, technology enhanced learning, student engagement and all aspects of academic professional development. Paul is a Director of the Institute for Learning in Higher Education (LiHE) and an editor for the twice-yearly anthologies. Paul also sits on a number of national groups coordinated by the Higher Education Academy and Jisc. He is a 2016/17 TEF Panelist.
His research interests have been centred on video-based discourse analysis, computer supported collaborative learning and academic professionalism.