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Paul Matthews

Senior Lecturer in Strategy

I am an experienced enterprise educator with 13yrs in the UK HE sector. I teach strategy and entrepreneurship and I specialise in creating practical, hands-on learning experiences to help students understand the reality, fun and challenges of starting and scaling a business, project or event. Chevron icon


I am an experienced academic with 13yrs in the UK HE sector and 20yrs in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism sectors around the world. I place a high value on applied learning and situational knowledge and specialise in creating fun, engaging and practical learning experiences to help participants gain the knowledge and insight to be able to apply their academic understanding in a real world environment.

I lead on the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme at the University of Gloucestershire and I am studying for a PhD in Entrepreneurship Policy at the University of South Wales.


  • PGCert: Learning & Teaching in Vocational Subjects, University of Birmingham, 2016
  • PG Diploma: Management, University of Birmingham, 2015
  • PGCert: Project Management, Birmingham City University, 2007
  • BA (Hons): Business Management, University of Wolverhampton, 2006

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow – Royal Society for the encouragements of the Arts & Manufacturing (FRSA)

Fellow – Institute of Enterprise & Entrepreneurs (FIOEE)

Fellow – Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Member – Association of Independent Professionals & Self-Employed (IPSE)

Member – Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA)

Member – Institute of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (ISBE)

Teaching & Research





Entrepreneurship policy; small business; urban and rural enterprise; regional development; urban regeneration.

External responsibilities

Project Lead - Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme

Link Tutor - Warwickshire College Group (Business programmes)