Dr. Paul W. Grove
Dr Paul Grove is a Research Fellow in Assistive and Accessible Technology (ATech)
Paul supports the work of the ATech Policy Lab from his position as Postdoctoral Research Assistant at Bournemouth University, which is one of the Lab’s partner organisations. His work includes developing research bids to funding councils and supporting the ATech Research Network of academics interested in this area.
Paul’s educational knowledge and industry related experience are underpinned by his own personal experiences with struggling with literacy, today we know as dyslexia. Paul’s personal journey is important in the outlook of policy and education, and his commitment to improving the opportunities available to learners. Paul’s personal and professional experience of dyslexia have influenced his understanding of how technology can support students and enhance the lives of those diagnosed with disabilities and neurodiverse conditions.
Prior beginning his current role in July 2023, Paul worked for Pearson Education in Learning Innovation for the Virtual Learning and Higher Education divisions, focusing on digital accessibility compliance and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) assessment. Paul has also worked in Higher Education (Reading, Coventry and Oxford Universities) for over 15 years, both in the practical and theoretical experience of implementing digital technologies for both distance and blended learning environments, as well as researching and lecturing in this area.
Paul holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Design, and an MA in Education and Technology from the University of Leeds. In 2019, Paul graduated with his D.Phil (PhD) in Education from the Department of Education, University of Oxford, researching assistive technologies, social inclusion and neurodiversity. Paul’s thesis focused on students with dyslexia and the extent and ways in which assistive learning technologies are used for their studies. Paul is currently in the process of preparing his doctoral research as a manuscript for book publication.