Sandra Skerratt

Assistant Professor

RN(EC), MN/NP-Adult

Locations / Contact Info:

331 Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies - HNES
Keele Campus

Email address(es):

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - School of Nursing


BScN - 1992
Queen's University

Master of Nursing - 2004
University of Toronto

Nurse Practitioner - Adult - 2004


Consortium of University for Global Health

Nurse Practitioner Association of Ontario



Ghana Rural Integrated Development


Ghana Rural Integrated Development
Ghana Health Team Member (2010, 2013, 2016), Nurse Lead Assistant (2016) Ghana Rural Integrated Development (GRID) / Northern Empowerment Association (NEA) Northern Ghana, Africa

Service/Community Activities

Ghana Rural Integrated Development
Medical Mission – Ghana Health Team Member (2010, 2013, 2016) Ghana Rural Integrated Development (GRID) and Northern Empowerment Association (NEA) Northern Ghana, Africa


NSAY Faculty Recognition Award - 2015

NSAY Faculty Recognition Award - 2nd entry - 2014

NSAY Faculty Recognition Award - Collab - 2014

NSAY Faculty Recognition Award - 2017


Currently available to supervise graduate students:

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers:

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects:

Current Research

Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease in Ghana’s Northern Region: A Cross-Sectional Study of Four Rural Villages

Objective: This research study will assess the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and to estimate the cardiovascular risk among adults aged > 40 years in Ghana’s Northern Region using World Health Organization / International Society of Hypertension (WHO/ISH) risk prediction charts.  Data used from this study can be used at the individual level to improve the effectiveness of CVD risk prevention and management and at the population level to assist health service delivery planning for CVD and all other non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

  • Minor Research Grant (approval), Faculty of Health, York Univesity, 2016
  • Data Collection Complete, Ghana, West Africa, November 2016


Chronic Disease Management: The Role of the Global Nurse

Objective: Systematic review of the non-communicable disease burden faced by low-middle income countries (LMICs) and the importance of building a sustainable global nurse workforce to address the NCD epidemic.