Prof Paula Ormandy

School of Health & Society

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Current positions



Paula Ormandy is a Professor in Long Term Conditions Research in the School of Health & Society. Originally a renal nurse she has built a career in health service research spanning 30 years. For the past five years she was PGR Director, leading five different PhD programs within the School of Health & Society, and has completed over 25 PhD students. Research interests include patient experience, self-management education, and information to meet the psychosocial needs of people managing multiple long-term conditions, using digital/social media. She worked with the British Renal Society, as Vice President Research, was Chair of the Research Committee, and first non-medical Chair of the UK Kidney Research Consortia. She is a founding member of the Kidney Information Network ( using digital/social media to inform and connect kidney patients with their peers to share information, education and support. She is co-chair of the Kidney Patient Involvement Network ( working to increase kidney patient involvement in quality improvement, research, and service design. Paula is one of three co-founders of the Association of Nephrology Nurses UK (, Executive Director and Treasurer, committed to research, education and support for nurses in kidney care, investing in and developing nurse leaders of the future.

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • PhD

    2005 - 2008
  • MSc Practitioner Research

    1999 - 2000
  • BSc Nursing Studies

    1993 - 1994