Paul is researching the impact of austerity on European environmental policy, in a three year project funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The Principal Investigator on the project is Dr Charlotte Burns. His research focuses on the nature of policy change – particularly policy dismantling – at the EU level.
His PhD in Politics explained variation in climate change policy between developed states, using fsQCA and elite interviews with policy-makers.
Paul is also a Co-Convenor of the Political Studies Association Specialist Group on Environmental Politics.