Claire Laurent

About Me

Claire Laurent

I am an award-winning journalist, and author writing about public health, nursing, health policy and health related topics. I am a Consultant in Public Health in a local authority. My portfolio includes health inequalities, mental health and suicide prevention, healthy places and whole systems obesity.

After qualifying as a nurse, I trained as a journalist on Nursing Mirror, moving onto edit health and fitness titles. I worked as a freelance journalist for about 20 years and have written for national newspapers such as The Guardian and The Observer as well as specialist and professional press such as the BMJ, HSJ, Nursing Times and Nursing Standard.

Whilst working as both a freelance journalist and a nurse I completed a Master's in Public Health and have spent about 15 years working in a variety of public health roles always focusing on how to reduce the health inequalities that people face.

I am a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, and a member of the Society of Authors and the Royal College of Nursing.