Sheffield Nursing Professor Named As One of The Most Influential Afro-Caribbean Figures in the UK

Professor Laura Serrant, who works at Sheffield Hallam University, is listed at number eight out of 100 on the Powerlist 2018.

Laura has been recognised for her long and distinguished career in healthcare and her ‘determined’ and ‘impassioned’ voice for equality. Named as one of the most inspirational women in healthcare by the Health Services Journal, Laura is one of only six black professors of nursing in the UK and her specialist areas of research include health disparities, diversity leadership, sexual health and transcultural issues in health and wellbeing. Laura began her career as a nurse and outreach worker during the early 1990s, working with and supporting prostitutes, BME communities, drug and alcohol dependents and the homeless as well as working to tackle social attitudes to HIV and AIDS.

Her career in academia began by chance when she was asked to cover for a friend at a healthcare education evening at a college in Nottingham and went on to become director of care, health and childcare services there.

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