Senior Lecturer; Course Director, Masters in Public Health and Health Promotion
Telephone:020 7815 6734
School/Division:Health and Social Care / Primary and Social Care
Sandra Lask has worked in public health and health promotion for many years. She is currently Course Director for the Masters in Public Health and Health Promotion at London South Bank University (LSBU).
She was previously a Senior Lecturer in Management at the Institute of Advanced Nursing at the Royal College of Nursing. She also served on the RCN Women’s Health Committee and led on the development of RCN position papers and Guidelines on Domestic Violence and FGM. She acted as the RCN representative in domestic violence on the Department of Health Task Force. Sandra contributed to the first ever Nurse Practitioner and Infection Control Nursing courses, teaching health promotion, leadership and research. She also experienced a year on secondment to the RCN Assistant General Secretary’s Office and led a project on Diversity.
Previously she has taught psychology at the Open University, and was a senior lecturer at King’s College London in Health Promotion. This was part of a university-wide scheme funded by the then Health Education Council to introduce Health Education into undergraduate degree programmes.
In terms of practice Sandra has worked as an alcohol counsellor for a Lambeth charity and a cancer mentor in Bath and NE Somerset. She has worked on community development projects with Wandsworth Council and also in the Department of Community Medicine at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington on a holistic health development project.
Sandra’s academic interests include leadership and management, especially motivation and decision making. She is very enthusiastic about encouraging students to develop their interests, skills and abilities in public health and health promotion and loves to be part of that development.
In the Department of Psychological Medicine, at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London, she worked as a research psychologist on a Department of Environment funded project on an epidemiological study exploring the effects of lead on children’s health and development which was instrumental in the removal of lead from petrol in the UK. She has also worked on studies in hyperactivity in children, coping strategies in surgical patients, cancer education provision and Sandra led an English National Board for Nursing and Midwifery (ENB) funded project looking at the curriculum changes in health promotion in nursing education which contributed to the changes in the nursing curriculum.