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National honour for Cumbrian academic

Prof Diane Cox
Prof Diane Cox

[T]he University of Cumbria’s director of research is preparing to deliver a prestigious lecture she describes as the pinnacle of her career so far.

Professor Diane Cox, who is also the head of the university’s graduate school, is finalising her presentation for the Casson Memorial Lecture which forms part of the 41st Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Annual Conference at the ICC, in Birmingham next week (19 & 20 June 2017.)

Named after Dr Elizabeth Casson, one of the pioneers of occupational therapy, the lecture is among the most prestigious events in the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Calendar.

“It’s a huge honour and I’m delighted to be asked,” said Professor Cox who’ll be presenting to 1,500 colleagues at the event.

The lectureship is awarded to a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists who is considered by their peers to have made and be making a significant contribution to the development of the profession.

Professor Cox says her speech will be published in the August edition of the British Journal of Occupational Therapy.

In 2014 she was awarded a Fellowship of the College of Occupational Therapists, the highest honour the College can award.

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