Paul Jones studied at the Manchester School of Architecture (MSA). Prior to teaching at Northumbria University, Paul taught in studio at the MSA. Paul’s research expertise is in: teaching, design, design process and creativity-contributing to the university’s Research Assessment Framework (2008) and Research Excellence Framework (2014). Paul became a National Teaching Fellowship in 2011 for his contribution to architectural education. This accolade is the most prestigious in Higher Education, given for teaching excellence. As well as being a National Teaching Fellow, Paul is an academic member of the RIBA Education Committee; a Chair of RIBA Visiting Boards; a member of SCHOSA (Standing Council of Heads of Schools of Architecture); and a Reviewer for the Higher Education Academy. He is also the external examiner at Kingston and Portsmouth Schools of Architecture.