Ifrah Salih

Ifrah Salih BSc, MSc

Senior Lecturer in Academic Development and Diversity


Ifrah has a considerable amount of experience working as a nurse within the NHS and is an alumni of Hallam. Ifrah worked as a Senior Lecturer in Nursing before moving to AD&D. She has a keen interest in race equity and student belonging and is the founder and leader of the Nursing and Midwifery Minoritised (NMM) group.


The passion, enthusiasm, and drive Ifrah has demonstrated through her own self development in race equity has led her in winning the institutions Student Union Academic Staff of the Year Award, College Outstanding Student Support Award and more recently a finalist in the Student Nursing Times Award for Educator of the Year.

In addition to Ifrah’s work at SHU, she has a national profile in relation to race equity in healthcare and healthcare education. This has led her to work with regional and national groups and more recently she has been approved as a member of the Council of Deans (Health) Anti- racism Advisory group where she advises the Council of Deans of Health’s board and its staff team on anti-racism aspects of its policy work and organisational processes.

Ifrah completed an Advanced Diploma in Nursing Studies at Sheffield Hallam, she has a degree and Masters in Professional practice and is currently studying a Doctorate in Education exploring the transition experience of minoritised student nurses into university. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Senior Lecturer


Department of Nursing and Midwifery

College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences


Academic Development and Diversity

BSc Adult Nursing

MSc Adult Nursing


Ifrah is studying a Doctorate in Education exploring the transition experience of minoritised student nurses into university.


Kirkham, L., & Salih, I.(2021). Sheffield Hallam University Nursing and Midwifery Minoritised group: the experiences of black student nurses, past and present. International Family Nursing Association. Black History Month 2021 – International Family Nursing Association (IFNA) – UK and Ireland Chapter (ifnaukandireland.org)

Nightingale J, Parkin J, Nelson P, Masterson-Ng S, Labinjo T, Amoakoh D, Lomas D, Brewster J, Salih I, Harrop D. Multiple stakeholder perspectives of factors influencing differential outcomes for ethnic minority students on health and social care placements: A qualitative exploration. BMC Medical Education 2022; 22:17. Accepted 08.12.21, pub 4th Jan 2022 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-021-03070-3

Other activities

Member of the Council of Deans (Health) Anti-racism Advisory group

Postgraduate supervision

I am an MSc Supervisor for healthcare students.

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