Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Professor Pam Enderby to Retire

Professors Sue Mawson, Mark Hawley, Pam Enderby and Gail Mountain

One of the RAT’s most treasured members, Professor PamEnderby is to retire at the end of 2013. In order to mark this special occasion, an event was held in the ICOSS building on Tuesday 17th December, 2013.

Work and family came together to celebrate Professor Enderby’s outstanding career. Jon Nicholl, Dean of ScHARR, and RAT Group leader and work colleague, Professor Mark Hawley spoke kind words regarding her contributions to Speech and Language Therapy, research, and the University. Professor Enderby thanked everybody for attending the event with special thanks to all of her PA's over the course of her career. She accepted her gifts which included a donation of £160 towards the Rosie Valerio Portrait of a Woman Fund.

Professor Enderby accomplished a long list of achievements throughout her career: she qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 1970, gained her PhD in 1983, she was awarded a fellowship of the College of Speech Therapists, she was later honoured with an MBE for services to speech and language therapy and awarded a doctor of science by the University of the West of England. Professor Enderby has also been Chair of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, she was President of the Community Rehabilitation Team Network and served as the President of the Society for Research in Rehabilitation. In recognition of her contributions, Professor Enderby was given a lifetime membership to the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine. She has assisted the Department of Health on many working groups relating to policy and strategy development and was also Clinical Director of the South Yorkshire Comprehensive Research Network

Professor Enderby has written around 160 academic papers, supervised over 20 PhD students, is the only female and the only non-medic to be Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sheffield and has recently been awarded an Emeritus Professorship with the University of Sheffield. 

Pam is a great inspiration to all researchers, speech and language therapists, and in particular to all women in science and medical research. She will be greatly missed by the RAT Group, ScHARR and the wider community at the University of Sheffield. 

Special thanks to Adele Blinston for organising the event.

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