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Laura Scott Weatherby
Lecturer in Mental Health



Laura qualified as a registered mental health nurse from the University of Edinburgh in 2005. She has worked clinically across the Yorkshire region, predominately in older people’s community mental health services before moving into a strategic role with responsibility for standards of nursing practice across mental health and learning disability services. In 2015, Laura joined the University of York from the University of Bradford, where she was a Lecturer in Clinical Skills and Simulation. Her main interest lies in pre-registration nurse education, in particular teaching and learning in simulated environments. She is also interested in older people’s mental healthcare and supporting service users with complex needs, as well as quality and safety in mental health services.


  • RNMH
  • Registered NMC Teacher
  • BN (Hons) Nursing Studies
  • MSc Health Professional Education

Departmental roles

  • Deputy Chair of Fitness to Practise


Selected publications

  • Developing a realistic residential simulation environment (Poster presentation) Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber Clinical Skills Network Inaugural Conference: Better Together Leeds, 17th July, 2014 
  • Designing a residential simulation environment for collaborative teaching & learning across the School of Health & School of Life Sciences at the University of Bradford (Poster presentation) 13th Annual Learning, Teaching & Assessment Conference: Design for Learning Bradford, 5th July 2014 
  • The 15 Step Challenge in mental health and learning disability inpatient services (Poster presentation) 5th National Mental Health & Learning Disability Nurse Conference: Upholding the Public Trust Leeds 14th June, 2013 
  • Using the 15 Step Challenge as a quality measure in mental health services (Oral presentation) Improving Dignity & Respect in Healthcare: A Learning Event Leeds, 17th May, 2013



Pre-reg nursing:

  • Co-operative Learning Groups 
  • Individual and Public Health
  • Fundamental Communication Skills in Nursing
  • Core Values, Knowledge and Skills of Mental Health Nursing
  • Exploring the Nurse-Patient/Client Partnership

External activities


Laura Scott

Contact details

Laura Scott
Lecturer in Mental Health

Tel: 01904 32(1683)