|Laura Serrant Green
Principal Research and Development Fellow, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Professor Laura Serrant is Professor of Community and Public Health Nursing and Director of Research and Enterprise in the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing at the University of Wolverhampton.She is visiting professor at The University of the West Indies and The Faculty of Health Sciences at Dominica State College. She holds an Adjunct Faculty membership at the University of Alberta, Canada. She is also a Non-executive Director at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and the National Skills for Health Academy. She was awarded the title Queens Nurse (QN) in 2014.Professor Serrant has been awarded various scholarships and research awards including the 2013 Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship, Mary Seacole Nursing Research Leadership award, Florence Nightingale Travel Fellowship and Smith and Nephew Research Fellowship. She has over thirty years’ experience of health care practice, research, policy development, training and management. Her greatest attribute is her ability to support, inspire and develop others to reach their full potential for the benefit of themselves as individuals, employers and the wider community. She has extensive experience in service development, professional management and strategic leadership in health and social care through her roles in the UK and overseas, capacity building and project dissemination.
Professor Serrant is an inspirational leader, experienced academic, mentor and coach. She has published widely in her domain of scholarship. Her research interests relate to community and public health, specifically health disparities on the basis of gender, ethnicity and social contexts of health. Professor Serrant developed The Silences Framework for conducting research on sensitive issues with Marginalised subjects (Serrant-Green 2011). Developing and disseminating the framework is the focus of her current work.
Much of her work policy and development focuses on needs of marginalised and ‘seldom heard’ communities. 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 and effective management. She was recently appointed as an Ambassador for the Mary Seacole memorial statue appeal in recognition of her contributions to equality, leadership and capacity building in Nursing and healthcare scholarship.
Professor Serrant was editor of Nurse Researcher Journal for 4 years and in 2010 was appointed as member of the Prime Minister’s commission for the review of Nursing and Midwifery by the Department of Health. She previously sat on Independent Advisory Group to the UK government on Black and minority ethnic issues relating to sexual health and HIV which informed the development of the national strategy for sexual health and HIV for England 2001
black and minority ethnic, early parenthood, sexual decision making, young parents