Professor Laura Serrant is Professor of Nursing in Health and Social Care Research (HSCR), Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. She is an appointed Ambassador for the Equality Challenge Unit for HE. Laura 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. Her research focuses on health disparities and diversity leadership. She developed a theoretical framework for conducting research in this area of work ‘The Silences Framework’ in 2010.
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 3 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’. Her commitment to equality of opportunity, determination and leadership skills enable her to demonstrate this formally and informally with policy makers, charities, third sector organisations, colleagues and the local communities through mentorship, effective management and a sense of humour.
Diversity Leadership Critical research methods
Sexual and Reproductive Health Transcultural issues in Health and wellbeing
Department of Nursing and Midwifery
Health And Wellbeing
- Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Compassion in Practice Year 3 report: Evidencing the Impact. (2016) NHS England, London
Serrant, L (2014) – “Celebrating Life” Survivor-led prostate cancer advocacy for Black Caribbean men in The USA and Caribbean. Final Report to the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. July 2014
Serrant, L and Glynn, M (2014) – An Evaluation of a Nurse-led Anxiety Management Programme at HMP Stafford. Final report to the Burdett trust for Nursing. July 2014
Serrant-Green L, and Haughton, T (2010) - Implementation and evaluation of peer led initiatives for promoting the Chlamydia screening programme within local student populations within Lincoln. Final report to NHS Lincolnshire.
Serrant-Green L, O’Leary L and Deacon, K (2009) - Decommissioning a care home providing nursing care: perceptions and experiences of service commissioners, providers, and care home residents. Final Report to Heart of Birmingham teaching Primary Care Trust
Serrant-Green L, Wolhunter C, O’Leary L (2008) ‘Between Culture and Community Health Inequalities - British South Asian Women’s Health Experiences in the West Midlands’. Final report to Ashram Housing Association.
2016 National Directorate NHS England, UK
2016 Universidade Federal da Fronteira Sul, Brazil
2015 National Equality Challenge Unit for HE, UK
2015 Universiade Federal da Rio Grande del Sul, Brazil
2013 -2016 Higher Education Academy
2013 Polish Nurses Association, Poland
2013 Dominica State College, Dominica, West Indies
2012 University of the West Indies, Trinidad
2012 University of Alberta, Canada
2012 – 2015 Burdett Trust for Nursing
2013 West Midlands Strategic Health Authority
2013 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
2012 Walsall NHS Trust
2011 Leonardo da Vinci Innovation fund
2010 Lincolnshire NHS Trust
2008 Nottingham City Council / Amaani Tallaweh MH voluntary services
2008 Ashram Housing Association, West Midlands
2007 Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust
2007 Wolverhampton Primary Care Trust
2007 TACADE young people’s project/DoH
2006 NHS Institute
2006. Nottingham City Council: Area six development
2004 Florence Nightingale Foundation
2002 Smith and Nephew Foundation
Eshareturi, C., Serrant, L., and Morgan, A (2016) Embedding learning from adverse incidents: a UK based regional case study (Submitted, under review)Inernational Journal of Healthcare quality and assurance
De Oliveria, DLL; Serrant, L; Ferla, Aa; Gouvia, H; Zooche, DA; Rosetto, M; Frigo, J (2015) Women’s Experiences of Gynaecological Consultations - Uncovering Its Technological Toolboxes: Challenges in a Brazilian context. (Submitted, under review) Journal of Advanced Nursing
Danks, E; Serrant, L; Sandbrooke, S (2015) Female Genital Mutilation: Exploring how the practice became affiliated with religion. (Submitted, under review) Journal of Advanced Nursing
Eshareturi, C., Serrant, L., Galbraith, V., & Glynn, M. (2015). Silence of a scream: application of the Silences Framework to provision of nurse-led interventions for ex-offenders. Journal of Research in Nursing, 20(3), 218-231.
John, A., Cooper, J., & Serrant-Green, L. (2014). Barriers to diabetic retinopathy screening in South Asian groups. Primary Health Care, 24(8), 25-30.
Eshareturi, C., Serrant‐Green, L., Bayliss‐Pratt, L., & Galbraith, V. (2014). The case for nurses as central providers of health and social care services for ex‐offenders: a discussion paper. Journal of advanced nursing, 70(5), 1030-1039.
Sanderson, T., Kumar, K., & Serrant-Green, L. (2013). “Would You Decide to Keep the Power?”: Reflexivity on the Interviewer–Interpreter–Interviewee Triad in Interviews with Female Punjabi Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 12, 511-528.
Johnson, S., Scammell, J., & Serrant‐Green, L. (2013). Degrees of Success. Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture, 3(S1), 321-345.
Watson, C and Serrant-Green, L (2012) Exploring HPV awareness and understanding before and after vaccination. British Journal of School Nursing Volume 7 Number 5 pp240-248
Serrant-Green, L (2011) Measure, compare and contrast: the role of Social Science Research in the UK. Public Service Review: UK Science & Technology: issue 3 pp1-2
Serrant-Green, L (2011) The Sound of 'Silence': A Framework for researching sensitive issues or marginalised perspectives in health. Journal of Research in Nursing ( online 16 Nov 1020 at DOI: 10.1177/1744987110387741) Volume 16 Issue 4 July 2011 pp. 347 - 360.I
ROSSETTO, Maíra, BRAND, Évelin Maria, TEIXEIRA, Luciana Barcelos, DE OLIVEIRA, Dora Lucia Leidens Correa and SERRANT, Laura (2018). The Silences Framework: A Method for researching sensitive themes and marginalized health perspectives (English version). Text & Context Nursing | Texto & Contexto Enfermería, 26 (4).
JANES, Gillian, SQUE, Magi and SERRANT, Laura (2017). Screaming silences: lessons from the application of a new research framework. Nurse Researcher.
O'DRISCOLL, M, ALLAN, HAT, CORBETT, K and SERRANT, Laura (2017). Compassion in Practice - a mixed methods study of awareness, involvement and perceived impact of a national nursing and midwifery strategy amongst health care professionals in NHS Trusts in the United Kingdom. Journal Of Clinical Nursing. (In Press)
NYASHANU, M, SERRANT, Laura and GWEMENDE, M (2017). Exploring students’ experiences with mental health services in institutions of higher education in the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice.
NYASHANU, Mathew and SERRANT, Laura (2017). Engaging black sub-Saharan African communities and their gatekeepers in HIV prevention programs : challenges and strategies from England. Family Medicine and Community Health, 4 (4), 22-29.
ESHARETURI, C and SERRANT, Laura (2017). Embedding learning from adverse incidents: a UK based regional case study. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 30 (3), 216-223.
HIBBERT, Denise, ABOSHAIQAH, Ahmad E, SIENKO, Kathy E, FORESTELL, Debra, HARB, Adele W, YOUSEF, Shadia A, KELLEY, Patricia, BRENNAN, Patricia, SERRANT, Laura and LEARY, Alison (2017). Advancing nursing practice : the emergence of the role of Advanced Practice Nurse in Saudi Arabia. Annals of Saudi Medicine, 37 (1), 72-78.
HIBBERT, Denise, ABOSHAIQAH, Ahmad E., SIENKO, Kathy A., FORESTELL, Debra, HARB, Adel W., YOUSUF, Shadia A., KELLEY, Patricia W., BRENNAN, Patricia F., SERRANT, Laura and LEARY, Alison (2017). Advancing nursing practice: the emergence of the role of advanced practice nurse in Saudi Arabia. Annals of Saudi Medicine, 37 (1), 72-78.
SERRANT, Laura (2016). Sex, PrEP and the moral backlash : A High Court decision on the funding of a drug that prevents HIV shows 1980s prejudice lingers on. Nursing Standard, 30 (50), p. 27.
ESHARETURI, Cyril, SERRANT, Laura, GALBRAITH, Victoria and GLYNN, Martin (2015). Silence of a scream: application of the Silences Framework to provision of nurse-led interventions for ex-offenders. Journal of Research in Nursing, 20 (3), 218-231.
SERRANT-GREEN, Laura (2010). The sound of 'silence': A framework for researching sensitive issues or marginalised perspectives in health. Journal of Research in Nursing, 16 (4), 347-360.
NIHR expert review panel for clinical academic training awards
Ambassador - Race Equality charter for HE, Equality Challenge Unit
External advisor - GENOVATE: Transforming Organisational Culture for Gender Equality in Research and Innovation.FP7 funded project under the Science in Society SiS 2012. 2.1.1-1 programme
Chief Nursing Officer BME Nurse leadership group committee member
International Collaboration for Community Nursing Research committee member
Trustee: Jamaican Nurses Association
Ambassador: Mary Seacole Memorial Statue appeal
2015 (PhD by Publication) – Criticality in social work practice and education -policy and politics matter. University of Wolverhampton
2013 (PhD) – Social and cultural impact of HIV stigma on sexual health behaviour in Sub Saharan African communities in West Midlands. University of Wolverhampton
2013 (PhD) - The impact of service user involvement on Health Care education. HEA PhD Studentship. University of Wolverhampton
2013 -(Prof. Doc) - Experiences of African-Caribbean family ‘carers’ caring for a family member with dementia: Insights from England and Jamaica. University of Wolverhampton
2011 (PhD) - What are the experiences of adult (non-elderly) patients following fractured neck of femur and are their needs effectively addressed by current health and social care provision? Utilising the Silences Framework. University of Wolverhampton
2011 (EdD) - Self Directed learning: perceptions of nurse educators and undergraduate nursing students. University of Wolverhampton
2016 - (PhD) - Mapping the offender health pathway using the Silences Framework. Burdett Trust for Nursing PhD Studentship. University of Wolverhampton
2015 (DCounsPsych) – Exploring power dynamics in the therapeutic relationship University of Wolverhampton
2012 (PhD) – A Model of Good Practice in the Delivery of high-quality care for culturally diverse patients within the Pre-Registration Mental Health Nursing Curriculum. University of Wolverhampton
- Experienced public speaker on health care leadership, diversity and development
- 2014 HSJ top 50 Inspirational Women Award
- 2014 HSJ top 50 Clinical Leaders Award
- 2014 HSJ top 50 BME Pioneers Award
- Queens Nurse Award 2014
- Appointed commissioner, Prime ministers commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery in England (from 2009)
- Experienced in policy development and advising nationally and internationally
- Non-Executive Director, Skills for health (2013-2015)
- Non-Executive Director, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (2012-2015)
- Experienced Personal development coach and mentor
Focus on…Professor Laura Serrant. Thirty years ago Laura Serrant was one of the first nursing students to graduate from Sheffield City Polytechnic. Now, she's back as Professor of Nursing, aiming to inspire future generations of nurses. Article published in Autumn 2016 Review Magazine, click HERE for the full article.
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