Emma Persand is the founder and director of Lemur Health and Working with the Menopause and a qualified nurse and workplace health and wellbeing professional.
Emma received the title of Queen’s Nurse from the Queens Nursing Institute in 2022 in recognition of her commitment to leadership and employee health through evidence-based education and training. The focus on the diverse needs of employees and supporting organisations in building an inclusive culture led to Lemur Health being honoured as a finalist in the Nursing Times, Diversity and Inclusion Champion of the Year and Emma being awarded the Cavell Star Award by the Cavell Nurses’ Trust.
Emma completed the Specialist Skills Certificate of Menopause Care and the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Certificate for Menopause symptoms through the British Menopause Society to improve working conditions for all.
Emma is vice-chair of the Society of Occupational Medicine’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, established in response to the disproportionate health and work outcomes suffered by certain employees of colour, gender, biological sex, ability, social-economic status, and geographic location during the pandemic.
Emma sits on the European Menopause and Andropause Society’s Task Force, contributing to the 2022 global statement on what healthcare professionals need to know about menopause. She is also a member of GMCA’s Women and Girls Equality Panel and co-chair of the Education, Skills, and Employment sub-group.
Emma speaks at national conferences and presents at international events and has had several articles published.
Emma is currently working with the British Standards Institute on the new Menstruation Health and Menopause Workplace Guide
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Good work is good for health and so we will work with you to: