Paul has worked in the secondary education sector for many years and throughout that time has taught art, craft and design. He has been a head of department at schools in London and Berkshire and was the visual arts co-ordinator at John Madejski Academy in Reading. Paul has a breadth of experience with community engagement through the arts. This has included Young@Art, Creative Partnerships as well as several others.

Paul worked with the Young Researchers, an award-winning group of Key stage 3 and 4 student researchers at John Madejski Academy until July 2022 but he is still actively involved with local community activism in Whitley, South Reading, as a postgraduate research student at the University.