Professor Laura Serrant

Professor Laura Serrant

Professor Laura Serrant

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Professor Laura Serrant Professor of Nursing at Sheffield Hallam University

Professor Laura Serrant is Professor of Nursing at Sheffield Hallam University in Health and Social Care Research (HSCR), Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. She is an appointed Ambassador for the Equality Challenge Unit for HE and was formerly a Non-executive Director at Heart of England Foundation Trust and Skills for Health Academy, England. Laura has recently (2016) completed an 18-month secondment at NHS England in the Chief Nursing Officer’s Nursing Directorate as Head of Evidence and Strategy, evaluating the impact of the national Compassion In Practice strategy for nurses, midwives and care staff. She works Internationally with researchers and policy makers in Europe, Brazil, Canada, USA and The Caribbean.

In 2014 she received three national Leadership awards from the HSJ (top 50 most inspirational women in Healthcare, Clinical leaders and BME Pioneers) and was also awarded Queens Nurse status by the Queens Nursing Institute. Professor Serrant has an extensive publication record including book contributions, journal articles, editorials and critical discussion papers, vast experience in media work, public speaking and workshop facilitation. Her research and development work focuses on health disparities and diversity leadership. She has developed and published a new theoretical framework for conducting research in this area of work ‘The Silences Framework’.

Professor Serrant will be a member of the NHS Question Time panel starting at 9.30am on Friday 5 October