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 20 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.


  • Programme Leader MSc Nursing with Registration
  • 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

Programme Leader for MSc Nursing with Registration

Module leader for:

  • HECS 3126 Fundamentals of Diabetes Care
  • HECS 5315M Principles and Challenges in Diabetes Management
  • HECS 3276 Expanding Nursing Practice for Graduates
  • HECS 5286M Consolidating Fields of Practice
  • I also teach diabetes-related topics on a number of undergraduate and post-graduate modules.
  • Link lecturer for 5 acute care clinical placements

Chair of School Module Assessment Board

Designated Officer for Student Professional Conduct

Member of Taught Student Education Committee

Member of Individualised Programmes Panel