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Laura Serrant OBE is Sheffield Hallam's professor of nursing and a graduate of the University. Laura is a qualified nurse with over 30 years national and international experience in healthcare and her research interests relate to community and public health - specifically health disparities and the needs of marginalised and ‘seldom heard’ communities.
Professor Serrant has been awarded Queens Nurse status by the Queens Nursing Institute. In 2014 she was recognised by the Health Service Journal in three separate categories: Inspirational Women in Healthcare, BME Pioneers and Clinical Leader awards.

She was awarded and OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list 2018 for services to health policy.


·         health

·         equality and diversity

·         sexual health and HIV

·         nursing

·         community and public health

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Professor Laura Serrant OBE

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