As director of studies on the Interior Design BA undergraduate programme at Heriot-Watt University in Dubai, Paget delivers one of the most respected programmes in the region. The course was established in 2012 and, in a relatively short time, students have achieved success including in this year’s Tasmena design competition. For the first time in the competition’s history all those that made the final, including the eventual winners, came from just one university – and Paget was their mentor. His career spreads over two decades and includes workplace, leisure and retail interior design. He has worked at a number of UK universities, teaching both interior design and architectural technology.