Imperial College London

Dr Paul Seldon

Central FacultyGraduate School

Senior Teaching Fellow



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Paul is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Graduate School, Co-Director of the Imperial Membership Accreditation and Recognition Scheme (MARS) and programme leader for the Professional effectiveness group of courses.

As a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Graduate school he is involved in tutoring, course development and creation of Web resources. He was awarded the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2015 for establishing the Graduate School GTA training programme and themed Global Fellows Programme. Paul has directed Global Fellows Programmes in collaboration with Tokyo Tech, Tsinghua, UCT and MIT.

In his role as programme lead for the professional effectiveness programme he reviews and delivers a range of courses and supports researcher’s Wellbeing and interpersonal skill development as a qualified Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, Graduate School coach and Belbin accredited trainer.

As the MARS Co-Director he has facilitated the accreditation and development of the scheme with the RSB and IOP and has supported and advanced the scheme both internally and externally. He joined the Royal Society of Biology and gained Membership status in 2019 to further support the scheme as a registered mentor.


Education and Research

Paul graduated from the University of Surrey with a BSc Hons degree in Biochemistry, did a part-time Masters in Immunology at King’s College London and a PhD in Pharmacology at Imperial College London.

As a post-doctoral researcher he investigated steroid signalling mechanisms at the Randal Institute before moving to the Nuclear signalling laboratory in the Biochemistry department at the University of Oxford. Moving back to Imperial College London at Hammersmith, Paul investigated the molecular mechanisms of dendritic cells in Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis and became increasingly involved in assisting in the supervision of PhD and MD students and in lecturing to the medical students.

His interest in learning and teaching led to him studying and gaining the Certificate of Advanced Student Learning and Teaching in 2004 and becoming a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He completed a part-time Masters in Education in 2013, passing with Merit and become a SFHEA in 2018. Paul complete the SEDA “Supporting and Leading Education Change” (SLEC) training to achieve SEDA Fellowship in 2019.

His research interests include: cognition and development of expertise, the teaching-research nexus and the development of educational leadership.



Seaton ED, Mouser PE, Charakida A, et al., 2006, Investigation of the mechanism of action of nonablative pulsed-dye laser therapy in photorejuvenation and inflammatory acne vulgaris, British Journal of Dermatology, Vol:155, ISSN:0007-0963, Pages:748-755


Selway IL, Seldon PM, Harikumar P, et al., 2011, Differentially-expressed genes identified from patients with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis, Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Investigative-Dermatology, NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, Pages:S15-S15, ISSN:0022-202X

Walsh E, Seldon PM, Establishing the positive impact of Roberts developmennt activities on completing doctoral students:variation by gender and domicile, Vitae researcher development conference 2009: realising the potential of researchers

Seldon PM, Gueniche A, Breton L, et al., 2006, Effect of elastase inhibitor N-Acetyl-N-[3-( trifl uoromethyl) phenyl] valylglycine) on langerhans cell function and cytokine generation, 36th Annual Meeting of the European-Society-of-Dermatology-Research (ESDR), NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, Pages:54-54, ISSN:0022-202X

Seaton E, Charikida A, Seldon P, et al., 2005, Investigation of the mechanism of nonablative pulsed-dye laser therapy in acne vulgaris and photorejuvenation, 63rd Annual Meeting of the American-Academy-of-Dermatology, MOSBY, INC, Pages:P3-P3, ISSN:0190-9622

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