Sheri Oduola


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Sheri Oduola is a mental health nurse, academic and researcher. She is a Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences.  Prior to joining UEA, 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 was also a research manager at the NIHR Mental Health Research Network for South London and South East region.

After completing her nurse education, 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 and expertise are in: 

Epidemiology of psychosis and severe mental illness

• 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 disorders
• 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, SLaM Biomedical Research Centre and Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS trust. She is a member of Mental Health Nurse Academics UK.


Key Responsibilities

Academic Lead for Research, MSc Nursing

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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