Biography

Sheri Oduola is a mental health nurse, academic and researcher. She is a Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences at UEA.  Prior to joining UEA in 2017, she was a project manager on a range of NIHR Biomedical Research Centre funded programmes including the South London and Maudsley (SLaM) Consent for Contact (C4C) programme, which is a searchable register through which researchers can identify potential participants who have given broad consent to be contacted for research  studies. She has been involved in research into factors associated with patients’ willingness to participate in research. She was also a research manager at the NIHR Mental Health Research Network for South London and South East region.

After completing her nurse training, Sheri worked as a mental health nurse in range of clinical settings at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, including psychiatric intensive care, acute/forensic inpatient and community mental health. Her clinical work has primarily focused on supporting people with psychotic disorders. 

Sheri completed an MSc in Health Services Research and a PhD in Psychiatric Epidemiology, both at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.

Her main research interests are: 

Epidemiology of psychosis

• Quantitative research methodology, with expertise in cohort studies, cross-sectional surveys, experimental studies and electronic healthcare records
• Social factors in the aetiology, course and outcome of psychosis
• Ethnicity and mental disorder
• Pathways to care and health service utilisation
• Sociology of mental illness

Sheri teaches across nursing and allied health professions curricula and supervises postgraduate students’ research projects/theses.

She is a visiting Lecturer and Researcher at King’s College London and SLaM Biomedical Research Centre. She is a member of Mental Health Nurse Academics UK.

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