Geriatric Medicine

Gillian Mead receives Lady Illingworth Trust Award

Congratulations to Professor Gillian Mead on receipt of the Lady Illingworth Trust Award

Lady Illingworth Trust Award is a 5 yearly award for outstanding contribution to the understanding of disabilites which affect older people within the British Isles and was awarded to Professor Mead in 2020 for her work on post-stroke rehabilitation.  She pioneered physical fitness training for stroke survivors and worked alongside exercise professionals to develop pathways into community exercise.   Considerable research has also been put into post-stroke fatigue, showing that anti-depressant therapy is not helpful for this symptom.  Interests in palliative care have also been developed and has a reputation in this field world-wide