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Dr Paul Wagner

Post Nominals PhD, FHEA
Biography Dr Paul Wagner joined Edinburgh Napier Business School in September 2022. Prior to joining Napier, he was a lecturer in leadership and management at Northumbria University in Newcastle and a postdoctoral researcher at the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science in the University of Helsinki in Finland. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics & sociology and a PhD in Simulation Science from University College Dublin. He is a fellow of the HEA, having earned a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice from Northumbria University in 2022.
His research uses network methods to study collaboration and coordination problems in the context of environmental governance problems, with a particular focus on climate change policymaking processes. His research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Governance, Public Administration, Environmental Politics, and Social Networks.
Dr Wagner has a particular interest in data literacy and the pedagogy of numeracy. He is an experienced teacher of quantitative research methods to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Research Interests Climate Politics; Governance; Policy Studies; Network Analysis
Teaching and Learning Research Methods; Research Design; Quantitative Methods