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Meet the Team

At Portobello Institute we share a common commitment to quality, a structured approach to learning and a focus on industry links as well as care for the individual learners.

Our academic team along with programme managers and teaching staff are the heart of the college who inspire and support our students on a daily basis and throughout their educational journey with us.  To ensure full relevant support for every learner we have a programme manager in place for every department. All with significant experience within their sector we are delighted to show just some of our dedicated team. 

Paul Flynn

Sports Tutor


Paul’s professional and academic background has been focused on exploring and understanding the relationship between diet, exercise, and health. He has 20 years experience in the health and fitness industry as a gym instructor, personal trainer, sports coaching and performance testing, and neuromuscular therapist. He has Food Science and Nutrition (BAgrSC), a masters degree in Public Health Nutrition (MPH), and an MSc in Exercise Physiology as well as a number of sports and exercise industry qualifications. He has been involved in research in a number of areas including public health nutrition, sports injuries, and health and is currently studying towards a masters degree in higher education.


Paul is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience in sports and exercise science with those who would like to make a career in the industry.


“I believe that education should provide the means to develop the culturally transformative triad of critical thinking, creativity and adaptability. To do this it must be engaging. Education must challenge existing perspectives and encourage discussion by getting to know the student, how they learn, grow decide and express themselves”


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