Paul Rouse has worked as a researcher, reporter and producer for more than a decade. In 2007 he was the co-producer in the BCI-funded Union Films documentary Aonach Tailteann, which was shown on TG4. Other recent programmes he has worked on, include producing a short film on the life of Paddy Hillery, former president of Ireland, which was broadcast during his state funeral. He was a reporter on the Prime Time Investigates team which won the Journalist of the Year Award in 2003 and his documentary, Prime Time Investigates: The Lost Generation (which told the story of elderly Irish emigrants living in England) was nominated for an IFTA. He was the researcher on the Prime Time programme, Leas Cross, which won an IFTA for Best Documentary.
He is a part-time lecturer in the School of History and Archives in UCD. As co-founder of InQuest Research Group he has been involved in a wide range of popular history projects, including writing the on-line pages for the National Archives 1911 census project and working as a consultant for a permanent exhibition on the history of the presidency at Áras an Uachtaráin.