Patrick joined Edinburgh Napier Business School in September 2004 direct from completing his PGCE in Further, Higher and Adult Education in Bolton Institute and Bury College. Patrick has been a Programme Leader at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels where he has been directly involved in new programme formulation and development, particularly with local Colleges and European partners. Patrick developed College based Higher Education Business management top-up degrees with Fife, Motherwell and West Lothian Colleges allowing College students the facility to articulate onto a degree programme in their local academic environments. Patrick also developed an extensive network of European partners who have engaged with the postgraduate double degree developed by Patrick within Edinburgh Napier Business School. This double degree has been very successful with in excess of 600 student benefiting from this programme over the past eight years. Patrick is (from August 2015 to present) the Business School Academic Lead for Student Experience, and in June 2017 wrote the successful Edinburgh Napier Business School bid for the BA (Hons) Business Management Graduate Level Apprenticeship programme through Skills Development Scotland.