As the University of the West of Scotland's Depute Principal, Professor Paul Martin has responsibility for leading the delivery of academic programmes across the University’s six Schools. He also has Executive responsibility for Strategic Planning and Development, including liaison with the Scottish Funding Council negotiating the University’s Outcome Agreement. Paul joined the University in March 2009 as Executive Dean for Education Heath and Social Sciences. He took the additional responsibilities of Vice Principal International in 2011 becoming Interim Depute Principal in May 2012 and substantively appointed in May 2013.
From 2004 - 2009 Paul was Chief Nursing Officer and Director for Health Workforce for Scotland, advising the Cabinet Secretary and Ministers on all matters relating to nursing, midwifery, health visiting and the allied health professions. This saw Paul leading policy advice on workforce planning, pay and reward, staff governance and education and development.
Paul was appointed to the Expert Roster for WHO on International Health Regulations by the Director General in 2013 with the appointment further extended to 2021.
Paul was awarded the Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to healthcare and education in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List.
Paul is the Chair of the Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland Commission on Widening Access to Nursing and Midwifery education. The Commission is due to report by the end of 2017.
Paul is a non-executive Trustee of Ardgowan Hospice in Greenock.
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University of the West of Scotland