Paul Bracey first studied Economic History at the University of Leeds. He attained an upper second class degree and went on to study an MA in History and PGCE at the University of Birmingham.
He has taught in five schools. He was seconded for two years to lecture PGCE students at Birmingham University. He came to the University of Northampton in 1997 as a Senior Lecturer in History Education.
In 2008 he was awarded a PhD in Education from Birmingham University which examined the significance of an Irish Dimension in the English History Curriculum.
Articles based on his thesis have been published in the following journals –History of Education and Educational Review. He passed the PhD Supervision Module from the University of Northampton in 2009.
He is Secretary of Midlands History Forum; member of the Historical Association Primary Committee and Editorial Panel and a member of the DfE/TDA initiated History Expert Group. He also regularly reviews journal articles. He has experience as an external examiner at three universities including the role as chief examiner.