Dr Paul Gough is RWA Professor of Fine Arts at the University of the West of England, Bristol where he is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic). A broadcaster, painter and writer, he has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad, and is represented in the permanent collection of the Imperial War Museum, London; the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, and the New Zealand War Memorial.
He has published in a wide range of topics, including the processes and iconography of commemoration, the cultural geographies of battlefields, and the representation of peace and conflict in the 20th/21st century. Amongst his recent books is a monograph on the British artist Stanley Spencer, Journey to Burghclere (2006) and A Terrible Beauty (2010) an extensive study of British art of the Great War.
During ten years work as television presenter, researcher and associate producer he worked for UK’s ITV, BBC and C4 on a range of creative arts programmes from dance to drama, poetry to painting, including the award winning documentary Redundant Warrior, about the war photographer, Don McCullin.
As part of his leadership role in higher education he has worked throughout UK, Australia and New Zealand, advising on the formal assessment of university research.