Professor of nursing,
University of West London
Professor Kay Mafuba is Professor of Nursing at the University of West London. He has a long career in learning disabilities spanning more than twenty years. He is an experienced academic who has been a member of staff at UWL for over fifteen years. He has undertaken extensive quality assurance work on behalf of the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Furthermore, he has extensive experience as an external examiner in the UK and abroad.
Professor Mafuba is a teaching academic and combines teaching, research and linking with practice. His main research interests include learning disabilities, nursing roles, workforce development, public health policy, and multiple research methods. Professor Mafuba has undertaken a number of collaborative research projects funded by statutory and the voluntary sector, including NHS Improvement (now NHS England and NHS Improvement), and the RCN Foundation. His work has been presented nationally and internationally. He has built up a body of research and literature which is widely used in nursing and healthcare education, and practice. His publications include peer reviewed research papers, a textbook, book chapters, commissioned research reports, and editorials.
Because of his standing in the field of learning disabilities, and his collaborative approach to education and clinical practice he contributes to the wider development of health and social care services. He is a voluntary non-executive director for Lewisham Nexus Service, which is a charity for people with learning disabilities based in London.