The Director of the Network, Paul Coyle, has spoken at international conferences in Australia, throughout Europe, in the Far East and South Africa. He has written papers for research journals, authored reports of national projects and reviews, been interviewed for specialist publications and written numerous organisational strategies, policies and internal reports.


The events he has spoken at  have connected him to leading business schools, Fortune Global 500 companies, governmental bodies and ministries, healthcare providers, higher education institutions, hospitals, research bodies, private companies, public sector organisations, professional associations and social enterprises. 

Paul is actively involved with the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, undertaking peer reviews of applications to EIT Heath Campus and EIT E-Labs, and as a juror for the EIT CHANGE awards. He has expert knowledge and experience of HEInnovate, the online entrepreneurial self-assessment tool for HEIs that has been developed with the support of the OCED and the European Commission. 

Paul’s education and training includes an executive certificate in Entrepreneurial University Leadership from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and a Postgraduate Certificate in Institutional Management and Change in Higher Education from the University of Twente and the Open University. He holds an MA Microcomputer Systems from the University of Bradford and a BSc Physics from Aston University.