An Outstanding Educational Professional award has been presented by The Brain Charity to Lecturer in Disability and Education Dr Laura Waite.
To mark 25 years of supporting people with neurological conditions across Merseyside and beyond, the charity hosted a special awards ceremony.
Presented by The Brain Charity’s Chair of Trustees Professor Bill Chambers – who is also a former Liverpool Hope University Pro Vice-Chancellor – the awards recognised innovative and dedicated individuals and teams from across the region.
Dr Waite’s nomination followed her contribution to the charity’s public lecture series, where she discussed the history of the disabled people’s movement.
In recognising Dr Waite’s achievements, the charity stated: “Laura is a dedicated and inspiring professional and an active campaigner for the rights of disabled people. She always seeks to make sure that those in her class who might be facing barriers themselves are well catered for and able to take full and active roles in the classroom. She is extremely dedicated to the cause of the disability movement and is an inspirational educational professional.”
The Brain Charity was founded in Liverpool in 1993, and provides emotional support and practical help to individuals experiencing neurological impairment, and their families.