Paul is an interdisciplinary Research Fellow based in the Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol. He has wide-ranging research interests which span three main areas: sustainability/sustainable development, applications of Information & Communications Technologies (ICT) and education.
The main focus of Paul’s current project, Digital Epiphanies, is to explore the roles of digital technologies in the context of ‘work life balance’. Other recent projects include:
Prior to re-joining the University of Bristol in 2010, Paul was a Senior Research Scientist at Hewlett Packard Labs, Bristol, where he was a member of both Sustainable IT Ecosystems Lab (SIEL) and Semantic and Adaptive Systems Department. While in SIEL he worked in collaboration with WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) to develop methodologies for assessing carbon emission reduction potentials of ICT solutions. During this period he was also HP’s representative on the WRI/WBCSD Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Product & Supply Chain Protocol Technical Working Group on Data & Quantification.
In addition to his work at University of Bristol, Paul is a UX (User eXperience) Analyst with Epimorphics a small Linked Open Data (LOD) focused company based in Portishead just outside Bristol. His work there has included work on the Earthster project (Environmental Life Cycle Assessment initiative) and Community Insight, a Technology Strategy Board (TSB) funded project on potential of Linked Open Data (LOD) in the context of community information systems.