Dr Richard Paul

Dr Richard Paul

Principal Academic in Biological Chemistry

Areas of expertise

  • 3D printing
  • 3D printing and intellectual property
  • amusements
  • anthropology
  • assistive technology
  • Battle of Jutland
  • biological signs of stress
  • biomedical engineering
  • Bletchley Park
  • blockchain
  • blockchain and intellectual property
  • brain injury
  • Brexit and emotion
  • British Archaeology
  • Cerebral Palsy football
  • climate change
  • clinical engineering
  • coastal erosion
  • comics
  • cortisol
  • cultural analysis
  • Cybersecurity
  • dementia
  • Design for Security
  • Diffusion tensor Imaging
  • disability football
  • disabled technology
  • drug analysis
  • e-readers
  • e-reading
  • emotional politics
  • fairgrounds
  • female comics
  • feminist theory
  • financial scams
  • First World War
  • flooding
  • forensic analysis
  • fruits and vegetables
  • functional electrical stimulation
  • gaming
  • gender
  • gender studies
  • geophysics
  • girls and comics
  • gothic comics
  • governance of bodies
  • Greek Archaeology
  • health and social care services
  • healthy eating
  • hidden voices
  • historical diving
  • influencers
  • Innovation
  • Kindle
  • learning innovation
  • legal high
  • Lesion analysis
  • liberal democracy
  • magazines in the digital age
  • marine archaeology
  • marine biologist
  • marine climate change
  • marine geophysics
  • marine survey
  • maritime archaeology
  • Maritime history
  • mental health
  • morality and video games
  • multibeam echo sounders
  • nautical archaeology
  • naval conflict
  • naval history
  • naval intelligence
  • NPS
  • Odstock Medical Ltd
  • older gay people
  • older people sexuality
  • omega-3 oils and depression
  • online bullying
  • organisational image and legitimacy
  • overfishing
  • Paralympic games
  • parody
  • parody and intellectual property
  • participating in care
  • participatory research
  • postnatal depression
  • postnatal depression in men
  • pressure sore prevention
  • protein intake in older adults
  • reading on kindle
  • rehabilitation after stroke
  • resorts
  • rural communities sexuality
  • Russian Archaeology
  • scamming
  • Scapa Flow
  • scuba diving
  • seaside
  • Second world war
  • shipwrecks
  • social identity
  • social media addiction
  • social media influencers
  • social work
  • sociology
  • solar panels
  • sport consumption
  • sport fandom
  • sports mega-events
  • stress diagnosis
  • stress hormone
  • student mental health
  • student wellbeing
  • sugar reduction
  • sweet taste
  • tank corrosion
  • tank protection
  • technology and dementia
  • technology in learning
  • technology in teaching
  • trolling
  • U-boat wars WW1 & WW2
  • urban spaces
  • User Experience and Security
  • Vlochos
  • World War 1
  • World War 2

Richard Paul is a bio-analytical chemist with a particular interest in the analysis of biomarkers of stress and alcohol/drug abuse. Richard is currently working in collaboration with the Prison Officers Association to explore the issue of drug abuse in prisons and the effect of second hand exposure to drug fumes on prison staff.

Richard also collaborates with the Institute of Forensic Medicine, Zurich, to explore the analysis of cortisol (a stress hormone) in head hair. The stress research aims to examine the potential of cortisol hair analysis as a diagnostic tool for chronic stress in older adults.

Richard is also working with industry and colleagues in BU’s Engineering team on the development of graphene-based sensors for drug and alcohol detection. The novel sensors have application in a variety of industries, including healthcare and the criminal justice system.

Richard has written articles for The Conversation, and has featured in local newspapers and The Times, as well as on Radio 4.

You can find Richard on Twitter: @RichardPaulUK