Director of Research and Development

Paul’s background is education. He taught for twelve years, working for departments of education in Europe, Africa, and Asia. He has written education policy and designed and tested tertiary sector and national curricula. Working from DPMC, under John Key, he was secretary to a cross-party committee tasked to review school choice and educational reform. Paul is an award-winning teacher and former national debating coach. He has authored five books. He holds degrees from Aberdeen, Cambridge, and Laidlaw college, and a PhD from Australian Catholic University. His research focuses on human and artificial intelligence. Paul has a long association with the Institute which goes back to its origins as the New Zealand Education Development Foundation. Paul is married and has three daughters.

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