Senior professor receives prestigious award for ageing research

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A University of Stirling senior academic has been bestowed an Outstanding Achievement Award by her peers in recognition of her significant and lasting contribution to the understanding of ageing.

Professor Judith Phillips, Deputy Principal (Research) and an expert in ageing and dementia, was presented with the accolade by the British Society of Gerontology (BSG) at its annual conference.

Founded in 2007 and presented annually, the award – BSG's highest honour – recognises individuals who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the gerontological understanding of ageing, or to improving the lives of older people in the domains of academic thinking, policy, practice, and education.

Professor Phillips said: “The British Society of Gerontology has been very important to me throughout my career, and I am very privileged to have worked with many in the Society in various roles.

“This is a very prestigious award, and I’m delighted and honoured to have been awarded it.”

Professor Judith Phillips

Professor Judith Phillips received the award from the British Society of Gerontology.

University of Stirling Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Gerry McCormac, said: “On behalf of everyone at the University, I send our warmest congratulations to Professor Phillips on her Outstanding Achievement Award.

“This deserved recognition from the respected British Society of Gerontology reflects Professor Phillip's ongoing contribution to this incredibly important area of research.”

For further information on the University's research in this area, visit the Centre for Environment, Dementia and Ageing Research webpages.