Sharon Aldridge-Bent MBE

Sharon is an Independent Leadership Consultant and has over thirty years of experience working as a nurse, educator, academic and leadership expert. She has worked in the NHS, Higher Education, and the Charitable sector. 

Sharon worked as a Director of Nursing Programmes (Leadership) at the Queen’s Nursing Institute for six years, where she developed both the Aspiring and Executive nurse leadership programmes. She has a clinical background in district nursing and specialist nursing, including Macmillan nursing. She has twelve years’ experience as an academic working as a Senior Lecturer in a university teaching nurse education and community nursing.

Sharon is passionate about equality, equity, and inclusion both within the workforce and the people served by organisations. She currently holds an advisory role on the Inclusion Panel at Barts Healthcare Trust as well as being on the CNO England BME Nursing Strategic Group since 2015.

Sharon is a Queen’s Nurse and was awarded an MBE for services to community nursing in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Sharon has served as a magistrate for over twenty years and sits at West London Magistrate’s court, where she is a presiding justice.