Professor Laura Serrant
Professor Laura Serrant OBE, PhD, MA, BA, PGCE, RGN, Queens Nurse is Head of Nursing and Professor of Community and Public Health Nursing in the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care at Manchester Metropolitan University.
She has frequently found herself as the sole voice representing nurses and minority communities; a position which she has challenged by empowering others to come forward to join her, in a call to ‘lift as you climb’..
She has extensive experience in national and international health policy development, particularly in racial and ethnic inequalities and cultural safety. It was her work in this area which led to her being awarded an OBE in 2018 for services to nursing and health policy.
In 2014 Professor Serrant was named as one of the top 50 leaders in the UK by The Health Services Journal in three separate categories: Inspirational Women in Healthcare, BME Pioneers and Clinical Leader awards.
In October 2017 she was listed as the 8th most influential Black person in the UK by the Powerlist 2018. She says that she enjoys her work because it makes a real difference to people’s lives.