Paula Mayo

Paula Mayo


Academic Unit: Adult, Child and Mental Health Nursing - Paula is a qualified Registered General Nurse having trained in Essex. She has worked as a staff nurse on general medicine and surgical wards and then became a ward sister on a busy female medical ward.  Having developed a passion for teaching on the wards, she became a nurse lecturer in 1989 and has been teaching ever since. She came to the University of Leeds in 2003.

Paula has spent the last 25 years developing professionally within the sphere of diabetes and is highly motivated and totally committed to improving the lives of people with diabetes which she believes can be achieved through the delivery of high-quality professional education.  She has published widely in the area of diabetes and has been an invited speaker at different diabetes-specific conferences.  She has also developed and currently delivers, a number of diabetes modules with various foci, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  Paula also has a great deal of knowledge and skills regarding pre-registration nursing programmes and is currently the Programme Manager for the MSc Nursing with Registration programme.

Paula’s leadership roles within the School of Healthcare include Academic Unit Director for Aduld, Child and Mental Health Nursing which includes approximately 45 lecturers and 20 research staff.  this role also includes membership of the School Executive Committee.  Paula is Chair of the Module Assessment Board with responsibilitiy for the accurate and timely ratification of student results across 5 professional programmes.  As Designated Officer for Student Professional Conduct, Paula investigates all cases of Student Professional Conduct and she is a member of the School Fitness to Practise Committee.


  • Academic Unit Director - Adult, Child, Mental Health Nursing
  • Designated Officer Student Professional Conduct
  • Chair Module Assessment Board


  • MA Education
  • PG Diploma Heath Research
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing with Education
  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Registered General Nurse

Professional memberships

  • Higher Education Academy
  • Diabetes UK

Student education

Chair of School Module Assessment Board

Designated Officer for Student Professional Conduct

Member of Taught Student Education Committee