Paul Horton’s main research interests are school bullying, schooling, power relations, gender, and sexuality. His doctoral research focused on school bullying and power relations and was conducted in the northern Vietnamese port city of Haiphong. His postdoctoral research was focused on LGBT rights and the politics of recognition and was conducted in the Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. His current research focus is on understanding how school bullying is related to the social, institutional, cultural, and historical contexts within which it occurs.
Paul has published in numerous international journals, and has also presented at international conferences in a number of countries, including Vietnam, Canada, Portugal, England, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. His teaching experience is varied and has included subjects such as school bullying, social relations, educational leadership, educational psychology, gender and sexuality, child studies, qualitative analysis, interviewing, ethnographic fieldwork, and English as a second language. He also has experience of supervising students at the Bachelor's, Master's and PhD level.