A senior lecturer in diabetes care has been given a prestigious award for excellence in teaching in higher education.
Anne Phillips, who works at York University, has been picked as one of only 55 higher education teachers from across the country to be given the Higher Education Academy’s National Teaching Fellowship Scheme award.
Ms Phillips has been commended for her ability to develop diabetes care programmes which are able to produce studious and confident practitioners.
She has also made a notable input in diabetes education policy and guidance both nationally and internationally.
Ms Phillips said of the award: “It is an honour and privilege to be recognised for teaching and scholarship in this way – I feel very humble indeed.”
The York lecturer began her nursing career at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London before going on to become a district nurse and later a diabetes specialist nurse in Yorkshire and London.
In 2014 she was named “outstanding educator in diabetes” in the Quality in Care Diabetes UK awards, and was also part of a team that was recognised for their work in services for children with diabetes, winning a QIC Award in 2013.
Ms Phillips will receive £5,000 to enhance education and associations with co-workers working in the diabetes care field internationally.
Chief executive of the Higher Education Academy, Professor Stephanie Marshall said: “Celebrating great teaching, whether by teams or individuals, is really important. All the awards provide compelling case studies of best practice which we can share around the sector.”

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