Professor Judith Phillips awarded OBE for services to older people

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Professor Judith Phillips, Professor of Gerontology at Swansea University, has been awarded an OBE for services to older people in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Judith PhillipsProfessor Phillips is director of the Older People and Ageing Research and Development Network (OPAN) in Wales.   She is a qualified social worker and has worked in statutory residential and field settings, specialising in work with older adults.

Following a geography degree at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, she went on to study at Stockholm University, Jesus College Oxford and UEA, Norwich, where she worked as a researcher and a lecturer before joining the Centre for Social Gerontology at the University of Keele in 1993.

Prof Phillips returned to Wales in 2004 to set up the Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Ageing (now the Centre for Innovative Ageing) at Swansea University. She is also currently the Director of the Research Institute for Applied Social Sciences at Swansea University.

Congratulations to Professor Phillips OBE on being awarded this honour!