Laura Makey

Laura M Makey RGN, Ba (Hons), MSc, PgCert Healthcare Education.



My specialist interests are in infectious diseases and sexual health. I have been involved with a number of research trials for testing new HIV drugs and treatments for sexually transmitted diseases.  I also have a keen interest in clinical research design and methods to improve recruitment to research trials.


As a nurse lecturer, I teach on both the undergraduate and postgraduate courses. I supervise Masters students from a range of disciplines and teach research on a distance learning postgraduate programme.


BSc Nursing Studies, Post Graduate Diploma Nursing Studies, MSc Nursing Studies (Course leader).

Applications of the science and practice of public health, Evaluating the evidence for practice,  Fundamentals of public health, managing public health science and practice, Evidence based caring through therapeutic relationships, Understanding the centrality of the service user in relationship centred care, researching for practice, Introduction to relationship centred care. Developing capability for effective collaboration in practice.


I have worked with research teams and Professors at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals on a number of research trials including new HIV drugs and new treatments for Gonorrhoea. I have worked with a team at Sheffield University who were offering financial incentives to increase rates of breastfeeding in low income areas. I am currently part of a specialist group for female genital mutilation (FGM). I have an interest in local and global public health issues, clinical research design and methods to improve recruitment.


Journal articles

Makey, L., Lewis, R., Ashmore, R., & Wigfield, A. (2024). Loneliness and the COVID-19 pandemic: implications for practice. British Journal of Nursing, 33 (3), 110-114.

Makey, L.M., Walsh, C.L., & Salih, I. (2022). Co-production: what it is and how it can ensure inclusive practice for service users and staff. Nursing Management.

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