National Institute for Health Research
Collaboration for Leadership in
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Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire
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Professor Penny Standen recognised as a "Woman of Substance"

In January 2011, Nottingham launched a search for 100 inspiring women with a connection to the city to mark the 100th International Women's Day on 8 March 2011. The initiative was called ‘100 Women of Substance’.

CLAHRC academic Professor Penny Standen has been named as one of the 100 successful nominations for her work in the city with those with learning disabilities and also, as head of the School of Community Heatlh Sciences, for her inspiration to women who want a career in academia.

Penny is Professor in Health Psychology and Learning Disabilities at Nottingham University, and is the Principal Investigator on our 'Upper Limb Rehabilitation' study within our Stroke Rehabilitation theme.

Her main interest as a health psychologist is in how people understand health and illness, how illness affects their lives and inequalities in health provision. In intellectual disabilities she has focussed on evaluating ways of promoting independence and quality of life and assisting people in reaching their fullest potential. From this grew her main area of research which is developing and evaluating virtual environments and interactive software for people with intellectual disabilities. Her expertise in the application of virtual environments has recently involved collaboration with colleagues in rehabilitation working with patients recovering from a stroke and those with long term neurological conditions.

Penny was presented with her certificate at a ceremony on the 8 March by the Sheriff of Nottingham, Councillor Penny Griggs.

 

Posted on Wednesday 29th February 2012

Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care - Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire

 

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