Dr. Paula Bolton-Maggs trained at both Cambridge and Oxford Universities and has been a consultant haematologist for 25 years, initially as a paediatric haematologist at Alder Hey Childrens' Hospital in Liverpool and then as a consultant in adult haemostasis and thrombosis at Manchester Royal Infirmary.
In 2011 she was appointed Medical Director of the UK national haemovigilance scheme, Serious Hazards of Transfusion (www.shotuk.org), this post held until she retired in August 2018. Her main research area is Factor XI deficiency. She has had a longstanding interest in both haemostasis and transfusion and has contributed to several national British Society for Haematology guidelines including paediatric transfusion and appropriate use of FFP and cryoprecipitate, guidelines on blood component administration, and guidelines for the use of irradiated components. She has published more than 120 peer-reviewed papers and guidelines and is an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Manchester.