Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Staff Profile

Paula Pears




I am currently on secondment to the role of Deputy Director of Faculty Operations in SAgE.


I joined Newcastle University in January 1991 and have held various administrative roles in the following units - Human Resources (SDU); Physiological Sciences; Student Progress and Civil Engineering & Geosciences and spent 10 years in the Northern Deanery (now Health Education England) which led to me TUPE transferring into the NHS in August 2008.  I left the NHS in 2014 and took up a 1 year position at The Blyth Academy joining their Senior Leadership Team and did a lot of work around change management and staff performance.  I returned to the University in March 2015 as School Manager in Chemistry.


To lead the Faculty Academic Services, providing high level strategic and administrative support and advice to the Faculty PVC, Deans, Heads of Academic Units and other academic and administrative officers in respect to academic matters relating to the Faculty.

Areas of responsibility:-

  • Business, Engagement and Internationalisation (senior administrative responsibility for internationalisation within the Faculty, developing emerging and existing links with key international partners). Maintaining a close working relationship with Newcastle University International Singapore (NUIS).

  • Learning and Teaching.

  • Marketing and Communications.

  • Planning and Performance.


BA Business Studies (Northumbria)

Postgraduate Certificate in Management Studies (Northumbria)

MSc Business Information Technology (Northumbria)

NLP Practitioner (Neuro Linguistic Programming)

CIM Certificate (Chartered Institute of Marketing)