Staff profile

Dr Paula Holt


Pro Vice-Chancellor Dean, College of Health and Social Care

Paula Holt, College of Health and Social Care

Subject

Health, Social, and Community Work

College

College of Health and Social Care

Department

Office of the Vice-Chancellor

Campus

Derby Campus

Email

p.holt@derby.ac.uk

About

As Pro Vice-Chancellor (PVC) Dean of the College of Health and Social Care, I lead and manage a large group of staff across two schools - The School of Nursing and Professional Practice and School of Allied Health and Social Care, to develop and deliver a range of high quality health and care programmes that meet the needs of care delivery services for citizens across our region and beyond.

I also strive to ensure the best possible experience for our students. All our programmes are developed in collaboration with partners from health and care services, service users/patients, as well as students to ensure that they meet the needs of our Health and Care workforce, and many are regulated and accredited by professional bodies.

Our students are at the centre of everything we do. We select our students for their values as well as their academic ability. Our outstanding academics and clinicians support their learning and equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to be highly employable when they graduate.

I maintain strong partnerships across our region and play an important role in the strategic development of our future health and care workforce. The College proudly supports local and regional projects that benefit our communities.

I am executive lead for regulation at the Council of Deans of Health, and Director of the Soldiers' Arts Academy.

Teaching responsibilities

Doctoral supervision (Doctor of Health and Social Care Practice)

Professional interests

Health behaviours, mental health, workforce transformation and career pathways.

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

Recent conferences

Experience in industry

I have practiced as a general nurse, mental health nurse and community mental health nurse in the NHS and as an Army Officer.

I am currently an appointed Governor at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Non-Executive Director of the Primary Care Development Centre, Director of the Soldiers' Arts Academy, and Executive Regulatory Lead of the Council of Deans of Health.

Recent publications

Blog Posts

Dr Paula Holt, Dean of the College of Health and Social Care at the University of Derby, explains what the new funding reforms mean for trainee nurses.

Dr Paula Crick from the University of Derby discusses the ever-changing environment of health and social care.