Paul Gutteridge

Paul Gutteridge

Department of Theology and Religion
National Director of Initiatives of Change, UK
Honorary Fellow, Edward Cadbury Centre

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I am the National Director of Initiatives of Change, UK, part of an international network committed to building trust, finding solutions and delivering change across political, ideological and religious differences.


  • Post Grad Behavioural Analysis and Investigative Interviewing (Manchester Metropolitan University & EIA)
  • Advanced Statement Analysis (LSI, USA)


I have over 20 years of experience leading teams and working with people in religious, political and business contexts. My main focus in the religious, ideological and political environment is on creating forums where people who hold different views can come together to build trust. This is marked by a bottom-up and top-down approach. My business work draws on my practice in behavioural analysis in a variety of consulting and negotiating settings.


  • Peace and trust building.
  • How behavioural analysis methods can build trust and measure commitment and credibility in negotiations.

Other activities

  • Public Affairs Advisor to the Moderator of the Free Churches Group, Commission on 'The Church and Social Cohesion.' Due to be published mid-2020. The Free Churches Group comprises of 24 Church denominations in England and Wales.