Senior Lecturer in Nursing recognised for her commitment to improving lives in local communities
11 May 2022
Dr Sarah Fry, a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at Cardiff University, has been recognised for her outstanding work with local BAME communities in Cardiff.
At the 2022 University Celebrating Excellence Awards, Dr Fry received an award for ‘Excellence in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’, for her work with local BAME communities in Cardiff to develop community-led projects exploring the role of cultural diversity in understanding health risks.
Dr Fry uses her background in nursing to develop academic thinking around how people form their knowledge of health and illness, and how healthcare practitioners and academics can become more accessible to BAME communities.
Currently a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing, Dr Fry teaches the next generation of clinical practitioners how critical thinking can be used to improve healthcare services and patient care. Her research expertise involves understanding socially derived health knowledge, particularly the construction of knowledge in communities that are at high risk of health inequalities.
As a result of her inspiring work, Dr Fry was recently awarded a Future Leaders in Cancer Research (FLiCR) Seedcorn fund, to allow the creation of a Community Research Group with African and African Caribbean men. This group will work together to understand how men in the BAME community perceive and interpret prostate cancer literature. This was the subject of Dr Fry’s PhD, which was inspired by her experience of working in prostate cancer clinics, where black men are underrepresented despite their high risk of developing this cancer.