Paul holds a Ph D in Sociology as well as Masters-level qualifications in Social Research and Social Work. His first degree was in Modern History and prior to returning to an academic environment in 2004 Paul trained and qualified as as first a psychiatric nurse and subsequently a social worker and worked over many years in a range of NHS and voluntary sector settings, mainly in mental health.
Since completing his doctoral studies in 2009 Paul has worked in teaching and research roles at the Universities of Cambridge, Liverpool, Durham and Sunderland, variously within public health and applied health research settings and within medical education. From 2014 to 2017 Paul held the position of Teaching Fellow at Durham University (Queen's Campus site, Stockton) where he was Strand Leader of Medicine in the Community (MiC) a core compulsory module within Phase 1 Medicine (years 1 and 2 of 5 year MBBS).
Since 2016 Paul has held the position of External Research Associate for the General Medical Council
Paul took up his present post at Nottingham (Medical School, Royal derby Hospital Centre) in april 2018.
(Summary of past teaching experience within Phase 1 MBBS at Durham University 2014-17):
#Strand (module) Leader for Medicine in the Community (MiC)
#Co-ordinated all aspects of the module (e.g. including planning, assessment, review, liaison external speakers etc. co-ordination, support and mentoring of part-time tutor group and academic oversight of students' Community Placements
#Direct personal lecturing and teaching experience includes the following topic areas: Biopsychosocial approach to health and illness; family structures; health-seeking behaviours; research methods; social context of death and dying; equality and diversity in medicine/health; introduction to health promotion and prevention; complementary and alternative medicine; disability; doctor/patient interaction
(other teaching/lecturing experience London, Cambridge, and Liverpool, 2006-14 has included contributing to the delivery of core undergraduate sociology modules, esp. in areas of social theory and classic sociology, and of public health modules at BA and MA level, esp. in the area of public mental health)
STRONGE, PAUL, 2013. A confusion of tenses: Health screening and time HEALTH. 17(4), 340-357
COHN S, CLINCH M, BUNN C and STRONGE P, 2013. Entangled complexity: why complex interventions are just not complicated enough. Journal of health services research & policy. 18(1), 40-3
STRONGE, P., 2012. Suggestion and Satisfaction: on the actual occasion of agency. In: PASSOTH, J., PEUKER, B. and SCHILLMEIER, M., eds., Agency without Actors? New Approaches to Collective Action Routledge.