Paul Allen

Paul Allen

Digital Media Producer

School of Psychology

Paul produces film and video content for the school of psychology alongside advising on all aspects of video production. Coming from a background in psychology (he was employed as a research associate for 13 years), Paul has specific experience of using film as a means of disseminating research findings. Paul also works 1 day a week in the Film Unit as part of the central university communications team.

Example projects

Psychology demonstrated
Week in the life of a psychology student
Seafarers fatigue film

Undergraduate education

2001: BSc Psychology (Cardiff University). 1st Class (George Westby prize for best degree result in BSc Psychology)

Postgraduate education

2008: MA in Film (International Film School Wales, Newport)


Paul was employed as a research associate at the Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology from May 2002 to December 2015. From January 2013 he worked part time producing video content for the school and university, and is now employed in a film production role full time.

Paul’s research focused on seafarers, looking at fatigue and later the use of technology onboard ships. The Cardiff Seafarers’ fatigue project ran for 7 years, and was explored in a 30 minute film made as part of an ESRC knowledge exchange grant (the winner of an innovation and impact award in 2012). Paul was later involved in two  European funded projects, the FP6 funded Flagship project, and the FP7 funded CASCADe project.

Areas of expertise