Dr Paul Watts

Paul Watts is Programme Director for the MA Character Education and Assistant Professor in the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues. Paul’s research interests include the practical application of character education and teacher education. Paul is a former teacher and he worked on the Jubilee Centre’s Teacher Education project before joining the MA programme. Paul completed his PhD at the University of Birmingham in 2023; his study sought to critically examine how teachers use and value stories as a vehicle for teaching character education in primary schools. Paul is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education in 2013 at the University of Birmingham, gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). While working as a teacher, he also completed a Masters (MEd) in Teaching Studies at the University of Birmingham. 

Contact details
  • Telephone: +44 (0)121 414 7631
  • Email: p.m.watts@bham.ac.uk
  • Location: Room 1239, 12th Floor (West) Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT
  • PhD, School of Education, University of Birmingham  
  • MEd Teaching Studies (with Distinction), University of Birmingham 
  • QTS 
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Education (PGDip Ed/ PGCE Advanced), University of Birmingham  
  • BSc (1st Class) Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham