About me

I am married and live with my wife Amanda and my four children in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Amanda was a district nurse at Firth Park clinic, but now works as a mum looking after our children.


Clough children (left to right): James, Hannah, Thomas and Jacob

Amanda and I are both Christians and members of St Andrews church in Kendray, Barnsley.

I was working at BT Labs (now called Adastral Park) up until the end of July 1999 when I left to join the University of Sheffield to begin my postgraduate degree. I started at Adastral Park as a hardware/software technician and obtained sponsorship for a Computer Science degree course at the University of York in 1996. I graduated in July 1998. I have been working at the University of Sheffield ever since in the Departments of Computer Science and Information Studies.

Paul and his CBF500 Ipswich Town

I am an Ipswich Town FC fan and have been since an early age (I'm Suffolk born and bred!). Ipswich Town are a first division club with their home ground at Portman Road. I also enjoy motorcycling and currently ride a Honda CBF500 (mainly to work and back).

And finally, with any time left that is not spent gardening, DIYing, walking in the Peaks (in fact there's even a rock named after me!!), spending as much time as I can with Amanda and the children.

Contact Details:

Information School
University of Sheffield
Room 226,
Regent Court,
211 Portobello Street,
Sheffield, S1 4DP UK.
  Tel : +44 (0) 114 2222664
Fax : +44 (0) 114 2780300
mailto: p.d.clough@sheffield.ac.uk