Professor Dame Louise Robinson was recognised at Buckingham Palace for her services to Primary Care and for improving older people's quality of life and the care they receive.
Speaking after the ceremony yesterday, she said: “It was a huge honour to attend the celebration.
“I am very proud to receive this title from the Duke of Cambridge in recognition for my work which, to me, has been not a job but a lifelong passion to improve the care of older people, especially those living with dementia."
Expert in ageing
As a professor of primary care and ageing, Dame Louise is Director of Newcastle University’s Institute for Ageing, where academics, clinicians and researchers come together.
She was key in the £40m Government bid for Newcastle University to host the National Innovation Centre for Ageing - the first to bring a collaboration of business, academia and the public to develop products and services to improve lives as we get older.
Dame Louise’s research, in over 120 academic papers, focuses on helping people remain independent in old age and facilitating healthy ageing across their lifetime.
By Royal appointment, she received the only Regius Professorship of Ageing.
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