Meet Resident Academic Coordinator and Resident Advisor Jarrad Paul

By Emily McAuliffe

In addition to his role at Trinity, Dr Jarrad Paul is an archaeologist with a love for the past. He also loves Star Wars and Lego.

Headshot of Jarrad Paul

What are you most looking forward to in your role this year?

Supporting all the amazing academic opportunities Trinity College has to offer.

How would you describe the residential community at Trinity?

This is my third year at the college as a Resident Advisor and first as Resident Academic Coordinator. I would describe the community as friendly and passionate.

What was your favourite subject at school and why?

History and English. I’m an archaeologist for my day job and always loved reading about the past.

What’s your favourite movie?

Star Wars. I love anything Star Wars and am more than happy to chat about it at length to anyone who wants to listen.

If you could go on a return trip to any point in time in the past or future, where would you go?

Neolithic Turkey, to visit the communities I researched as part of my PhD at the University of Melbourne. It would be amazing to see the similarities or differences between us and our ancestors.

Which activities make you lose track of time?

Building Lego sets or playing guitar.

What is your life philosophy?

Do or do not.

Jarrad with his head down, digging in a deep pit
Jarrad digging in Borneo as part of his role as an archaeologist
25 Feb 2022