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Mr Paul King

Human Development

Name: Mr Paul King
Department: Human Development
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 884 2022
Email Address: paul.king@dcu.ie
Room: Mov41
Campus: DCU St Patricks Campus

Biographical Details

Paul King is a lecturer in the School of Human Development and Chair of the MSc. / Graduate Diploma in Guidance Counselling programme which he established in 2007. This two year part-time programme is recognised by the Department of Education and Skills and the Institute of Guidance Counsellors (IGC) for professional practice as a guidance counsellor. He also lectures on the Postgraduate Masters in Education (PME) teaching modules on Mediation Skills in the Learning Environment and the Psychology of Teaching and Learning. Paul is a qualified guidance counsellor, second level teacher and school chaplain and has worked in schools in the North and South of Ireland for 15 years. 

Paul is an appointee of the Minister of Education and Skills as Chair of the Management of Guidance Committee, National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE). He is an academic consultant for the Irish Defence Forces involved in the education and training of Defence Force instructors and has recently successfully tendered for the delivery of a level 9 postgraduate diploma in guidance counselling for the education and training of DF members as professional guidance counsellors. 

He is currently a co-principal investigator on an Irish Research Council funded project conducting a case study on a whole school approach to guidance counselling provision in second level schools. He is a member of DCU’s Centre for Innovation and Workplace Learning which has been pivotal in creating a collaborative vision for workplace innovation and learning, connected and responsive to the needs of the wider community. 

Paul is a continuous student with the Centre for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA engaged in ongoing professional training as a mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) teacher. He has delivered a number of Mindfulness Based Intervention (MBI) programmes in education and workplace settings. Paul is currently completing PhD studies on the design, implementation and evaluation of MBI’s in education and training contexts. 

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