Humber Recovery & Wellbeing College

Promoting Good Mental Wellbeing

Trust Patient Ambassador Awarded Honorary Doctorate by the University of Hull

We are really pleased to announce that on Tuesday, 9 July 2019, Trust Patient Research Ambassador Wendy Mitchell, who lives with dementia, was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Hull.

Liz walker, Professor of Health and Social Work Research, said:

“This is in recognition of Wendy’s extraordinary contribution to dementia research and advocacy. She contributes to teaching and research across a number of University of Hull degree programs, working with a whole range of future health and social work professionals enabling them to better understand the lived experience of dementia. Her research and advocacy allows insight into the world of living with dementia. This award is also a recognition of the extraordinary contribution which her award-winning book has made to challenging negative conceptions of dementia and inspiring and supporting people living with dementia and their families. In short, it is a recognition of the extraordinary contribution which Wendy continues to make.”

Cathryn Hart, Trust Assistant Director Research and Development, said:

“Wendy is truly inspirational and has helped me, our research team, the Trust and our wider community in so many ways. She is so generous of her time with in her role as Trust Patient Research Ambassador and her knowledge, experience and willingness to share with others has without doubt changed lives and staff attitudes"

“I know I speak for the whole Research team here, as well as other Trust staff, when I say it’s an absolute honour to know, to laugh with and to work with Wendy. My life is certainly richer for knowing her and I’ve learnt so much from Wendy personally and also from her daily blog and book. She deserves every accolade she gets, including this honorary doctorate. Wendy is a real star!”