Paul is Professor of Economic and Social Policy in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences and Director of the Centre for Analysis of Social Policy at the University of Bath.
He is a commissioner on the Living Wage Commission and a research fellow at the Resolution Foundation, and has contributed to the Foundation’s work on minimum wages and the design of Universal Credit.
He is a former member of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) Commission on Youth Employment and the Council of Economic Advisers at HM Treasury.
Commissioner - Social Mobility Commission
supporting the chair and deputy chair by building and maintaining effective working relationships with them, other members of the commission and the secretariat, to ensure that the remit of the Social Mobility Commission is fulfilled fully, promptly and properly
maintaining and continuously updating their knowledge of policy developments, research evidence and delivery issues that have implications for improving social mobility
acting as an advocate for the social mobility agenda
Previous roles in government
Commissioner - Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission
- 2012 to 2016