Paul Tabern

Paul Tabern


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Working with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders, my role is to promote engagement and collaboration across our Engineering areas and Productivty East. Working closely with Industry to develop new and existing relationships locally and nationally as well as acting as a conduit between both our world-leading Engineering teams and our current and prospective partners.

I am also responsible for business engagement at Productivity East, a new regional hub for engineering, technology and management. Productivity East will support businesses regionally and nationally by enabling them to work alongside our world class researchers and students to discover practical solutions to current and future challenges. To find out more about Productivity East please visit

In this broad role, I facilitate engagement with organisations who are looking to grow and develop alongside UEA, providing pathways to research, professional development, consultancy and training as well as helping to identify and link organisations to next-generation talent through our exceptional graduate, placement and internship programmes.


I joined UEA in May 2019 in my present role. After studying Marketing and Business and holding various roles across the public and private sector, I entered the Engineering Industry where I have spent 15 years developing high value relationships and managing multinational accounts and development activities. My most recent role prior to joining UEA was working UK-wide to build strategic partnerships across the Mechanical Engineering sector for a large professional body.