Dr Nilufa Shariff


  1.   Shariff, N., & Potgieter, E. (2012). Extent of East-African nurse  leaders’ participation in health policy development. *Nursing research   and practice*, *2012*.
  2. Shariff, N. (2014). Factors that act as facilitators and barriers to nurse leaders’ participation in health policy development. *BMC nursing*,   *13*(1), 1.
  3. Shariff, N. J. (2015). A Delphi survey of leadership attributes  necessary for national nurse leaders? participation in health policy development: an East African perspective. *BMC Nursing*, *14*, 13-13.
  4. Shariff, NJ. (2015). Utilizing the Delphi Survey Approach: A Review. *J   Nurs Care*, *4*(3), 246.
  5. Shariff, N. J. (2015). Empowerment model for nurse leaders’  participation in health policy development: an east African perspective.  *BMC nursing*, *14*(1), 1.


  1. 2014:    Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Alberta, Canada
  2. 2011:   Doctor of Philosophy, University of South Africa (UNISA), South  Africa
  3. 2003:    Master of Science in Nursing, ­ University of Manchester, United Kingdom *1997*:  Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Aga Khan University, Pakistan
  4. 1986:   Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing, Kenya Medical Training Center (formerly College of Health Professionals), Kenya
  5. 1983:  Diploma in General Nursing, Aga Khan Hospital, School of Nursing, Kenya

Professional Affiliations

  1. Nursing Council of Kenya (current)
  2. Nursing and Midwifery Council of UK (2003 – 2006)
  3. National Nurses Association of Kenya (current)

Areas of Specialization

  1. Medical surgical Nursing
  2. Critical Care Nursing
  3. Nursing Leadership

Scholarly Interests

  1. Nurses role in Policy Development
  2. Community Partnerships
  3. Academic Leadership
  4. Nursing Education
  5. Curriculum development