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Dr Paul Le Long
Dr Paul Le Long

Dr Paul Le Long

Associate Director: Departmental Operations


Paul is the Associate Director: Departmental Operations for the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences, King's College London


  • Paul is the lead professional services representative for the departments and institutes within NMES at faculty level and advocates in relevant fora for those units
  • Paul collaborates with the senior professional services leads for each function and departments, to support each other in the delivery of services through joint-planning, issue resolution and continuity management
  • Paul covers for Department & Institute Managers when they are away
  • He leads on establishing, developing and delivering an excellent staff experience, including training and development, EDI and change management
  • He leads on establishing and strengthening a culture of shared working, cross-unit integration, mutual support, and engagement across NMES bringing together people from all departments, functions and grades in order to optimise systems, harmonise processes and maximise job-satisfaction and well-being across the board


"I was born in Jersey and moved to the UK in 1979. I come from a working class background and feel incredibly fortunate to have made it to university as a mature student in my mid-twenties. I have a BA in Medieval & Modern History from Queen Mary, University of London, an MA in War Studies from King's and a PhD, again from QMUL. My PhD thesis was entitled Committed Detachment: Britain and the War in Indochina 1968-72.

From there I moved into university administration working first at QMUL in the Registry and then as Exams Officer before moving to KCL in 2007 as Department Manager for Physics. I enjoyed my time in Physics immensely which is why I stayed in that role for over 15 years! The time just flew by. I've now moved on to the role of Associate Director: Department Operations because I wanted to branch out a bit and work with a wider set of departments and people.

In my spare time I’m addicted to wargames, boardgames and Dungeons and Dragons like a total nerd."