Paul Armitage


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Paul is a Lecturer in Strategic Leadership and Change Management in the Business School.  Paul joined the University of Huddersfield in 2011 on retiring from the Fire Service after 28 years.

Committed to the student experience, Paul has provided development to management modules to ensure they meet the needs of students helping them to develop the skills and knowledge required by businesses today. Recently Paul was nominated by students for the staff Thank You awards recognising his support of students and their learning.

Paul’s management background is based in the public sector, working for a large Metropolitan Fire & Rescue Service.  Having achieved business and project management qualifications in a real world context, Paul leads on a module examining the role of strategic leadership in managing organisational change.  Paul is experienced in teaching and supporting UK, EU, post experienced and international students and has taught in Hong Kong delivering a final year module at our partner organisation.

Research Degree Supervision

  • Competitive advantage
  • Resource-Based View - VRIO framework
  • Project Management assets, processes and practices
  • Strategic Management Tools and Techniques
  • Public-sector (partricular the blue-light industry)
  • Innovation in SME's 


  • Resource-Based View
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Public-Sector
  • Project Management

Research Output 2019 2019

Promoting inclusivity through the learning environment

Duty, D. & Armitage, P., 2019, The inclusivity gap. Křčmář, K. (ed.). Aberdeen: Inspired By Learning, p. 374-387 34 p. 24

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 2016 2016

  • 1 Oral presentation

Project Management Assets for Competitive Advantage: Applying RBV to Social Enterprise

Paul Armitage (Speaker), David Bamford (Speaker), Janet Handley (Speaker), Benjamin Dehe (Speaker)
20 Jun 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation