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Health CEO recognised by University


A leading figure in improving public health has been honoured for her extensive contribution to her field by the University of Wolverhampton.

Shirley Cramer CBE, chief executive of the Royal Society for Public Health, received an Honorary Doctor of Science on Monday, 19 September 2016.

The honour was awarded in recognition of Shirley’s extensive contribution to health care and in particular public heath, and also her work supporting people with dyslexia and Alzheimer’s.

She said: “I am delighted and humbled to receive this Honorary Doctorate from a University that is doing a wonderful job of innovation and educating students who will support society in the future.”

Shirley Cramer is chief executive of the Royal Society for Public Health, a multidisciplinary public health organisation which works both nationally and internationally to improve the public’s health and wellbeing.

She was chief executive of Dyslexia Action, the UK’s leading independent provider of services for individuals with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties for over a decade, and led the National Centre for Learning Disabilities in New York.

She is currently chair of the British Future thinktank and a board member of Alzheimer’s Research UK.

She has a first degree in social work and has her MSc in Social Administration from Columbia University in New York where she led several voluntary sector organisations.

She received her CBE in 2009 for services to education.

The award was presented at a Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing graduation ceremony at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre.

Honorary degrees are awardedto high-profile figures that make a significant contribution to their field of expertise. 


For more information please contact Vickie Warren in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322736.

Date Issued: 20th September 2016

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

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