Paul Dewick is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research in Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester. Paul's research explores the role of innovation in reducing environmental and social burdens and much of his work has focused on the eco-innovation in food and built environment sectors. He is currently exploring regenerative eco-innovation opportunities in the infrastructure industry. He also co-chairs Future Earth's Knowledge Action Network on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production looking at more sustainable global value chains.
Paul delivers high quality, interactive, intellectually stimulating teaching. Between 2007 and 2018 he was a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at AMBS. He was awarded The University of Manchester Distinguished Achievement Award Teacher of the Year in 2015 for his outstanding contribution to innovation in teaching and excellence in education. He was MBS Academic of the Year for undergraduate programmes in 2011, a member of the MBS Teaching Academy and an alumnus of the International Teachers Programme, which he attended at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in 2010.
Since 2016 he has taken his innovative teaching and learning approach beyond the classroom to apply game thinking to environmental and social challenges. In research funded by ESRC IAA (2016), Greater Manchester Academic Health Sciences Network (2017), Innovation Fund Denmark (2018), Health Innovation Manchester (2018) and Innovate UK's ICURe programme (2019), he is working with Dr Emma Stanmore from UoM's School of Health Sciences and collaborators from Reason Digital (a digital product and service studio), users from Jigsaw Group Ltd (one of the UK's largest housing groups) and practitioners from Pennine Care and Central Manachester NHS Trusts to develop digital technology solutions to empower older people to self manage their health and optimise healthy ageing and independence. The University of Manchester Intellectual Property (www.umip.com) and Set Squared Partnership (www.setsquared.co.uk) are currently supporting Paul and colleagues commercialise the digital health technology.