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 eco-innovation in the food and built environment sectors. He is a member of the Steering Committee of Future Earth's Knowledge Action Network on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production (http://futureearth.org/future-earth-sscp), and co-leads the Working Group on Circular Economy (www.futureearth.org/circulareconomy).
Between 2007 and 2018 Paul 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 tackle 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 Emma to commercialise the digital health technology. Their work has recently been recognised with an award for 'Outstanding Contribution to Social Innovation' at The University of Manchester 'Making a Difference for Social Responsibility 2019' (http://www.socialresponsibility.manchester.ac.uk/get-involved/awards/award-winners-and-highly-commended-2019/).