Professor Dawn Skelton, Director of LLT and Professor of Ageing and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University, was awarded the 2017 British Geriatrics Society (BGS) Marjory Warren Lifetime Achievement Award at the BGS Annual Conference in London on the 22nd November 2017, its 70th Anniversary year.
She received this award for her research and her work in putting research into practice in falls prevention.
You can view a 3 minute video of Dr Eileen Burns (President of the BGS) presenting the Award to Dawn and Dawns thank you speech here.
Marjory Warren was called ‘the mother of Geriatric Medicine’ and her life was dedicated to the care of older people, in particular the importance of movement and mobilisation. You can read more about Marjory Warren here.
An article on the GCU website about this award can be viewed here.
Frontline (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) have published an article on her Keynote and Award Presentation – view it here.
Dawn is very proud to have received this award from the BGS and is determined to continue her mission – there is still much to be done to improve evidence based practice in falls prevention and improve the lives of older people.