Professor Paul Hobden is a retired academic who now works as an education consultant. He is the founding partner in a consultancy with Dr Sally Hobden, Quality Projects in Education which focuses on commissioned research, evaluation and training in science and mathematics education. Paul has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, a Master’s in Education and a Ph.D. in Physics problem solving. Paul has worked in the field of science education for the last 35 years. His work experience started with appointments as a school science teacher and then a university lecturer in science education at University of Durban Westville.