Dr Paul Wyton

Dr Paul Wyton


Paul is a principal lecturer in the Centre for Facilities Management Development at Sheffield Hallam University. He is course leader for the Foundation Degree in FM and lectures on the MBA in FM, as well as contributing to other management education.

With a strong belief in the need to keep educational delivery current, Paul is also involved in applied research and consultancy projects that will inform and aid development of the curriculum. Recent projects include development of Spaceworks, the relationship between HR and FM within organisations, and case studies with private and public sector organisations. Current projects include the role of the facilities manager in corporate social responsibilty and change management within office relocations.

Prior to joining the Centre, Paul was a manager within the sports, recruitment and transport industries. He holds a first degree in sport and an MBA and has recently qualified as a teacher within higher education.



  • 2016: Doctorate, Facilities Management, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 2007: Fellow - Higher Education Academy, Other, United Kingdom
  • 1997: MBA, London Metropolitan University
  • 1986: BA Sport, Other, United Kingdom

Teaching expertise

  • Facilities Management


  • Business Education
  • Business Education
  • Change management
  • Service Sector Management

Industry Links

  • CPD/ Training
  • BIFM


Department of Service Sector Management

Sheffield Business School



Journal articles

Dickinson, J., & Wyton, P. (2019). Urban greenspace quandaries: Can systems thinking offer any solutions? People, Place and Policy Online, 12 (3), 167-187. http://doi.org/10.3351/ppp.2019.9668987673

Chaplin, G., & Wyton, P. (2014). Student engagement with sustainability : understanding the value–action gap. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 15 (4), 404-417. http://doi.org/10.1108/IJSHE-04-2012-0029

Wyton, P., & Payne, R. (2014). Exploring the development of competence in Lean management through action learning groups : a study of the introduction of Lean to a facilities management function. Action Learning : Research and Practice, 11 (1), 42-61. http://doi.org/10.1080/14767333.2013.873015

Price, I., Pinder, J., & Wyton, P. (2010). Operationalizing lean health assets. Health environments research & design journal, 3 (2), 13-29. http://www.herdjournal.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=&nm=&type=Abstract&mod=Publications%3A%3AArticle&mid=8F3A7027421841978F18BE895F87F791&tier=1&id=80A353EB65864CF89E82B9C4111FC05A&Author=by+Ilfryn+Price%2C+PhD%2C+James+Pinder%2C+PhD%2C+and+Paul+G.+Wyton%2C+M

Conference papers

Wyton, P. (2016). Sustaining change in facilities management. In Nielsen, S.B., & Jensen, P.A. (Eds.) EuroFM 2016, (pp. 8-16). Polyteknisk Forlag: https://backend.orbit.dtu.dk/ws/portalfiles/portal/124939454/EFMC2016_proceeding.pdf

Wyton, P., & Currie, A. (2015). The use of action learning sets within facilities management. In EuroFM 2015.

Wyton, P., & Johnson, I. (2015). What skills are required to utilise a CAFM System: Cases from the NHS. In EuroFM 2015.

Theses / Dissertations

Soesilowati, J. (2023). The meaning of leadership in semiconductor industry. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Wyton, P., Seif, H., & Couch, O. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00564

Charlton, M. (2022). Ways of Seeing Wholes: Systemic Problem Structuring Methods for the Uninitiated. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Breese, R., & Wyton, P. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00510

Wyton, P. (2016). Towards a theory of sustaining change in organisations: A systemic action research. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Kawalek, J.


Wyton, P. (2015). What skills are required to utilise a CAFM System: Cases from the NHS.

Wyton, P. (2011). Lean: Changing the organizational discourse for facilities management?

Tyldsley, S., & Wyton, P. (2011). Lean: Changing the organizational discourse for facilities management? Presented at: 10th EuroFM Research Symposium: Cracking the productivity nut, Vienna, 2011

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