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Newcastle University expert named Churchill Fellow

Published on: 21 July 2023

Emerita Professor Sue Robson has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship to support autistic pupils.

Learning and wellbeing

Professor Robson, the former Head of the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, is one of 141 new Fellows for the charity, who have all demonstrated high levels of energy, knowledge and commitment to ideas and vision that have the potential to make a profound impact on society.

“It’s a real privilege to be chosen as a Churchill Fellow 2023 for the theme ‘Education in Schools’, said Professor Robson. “I’m looking forward to exploring advances in participatory research in Australia and the US, to see what might be applicable to support the learning and wellbeing of autistic children in the UK.”

The Churchill Fellowship was created as the living legacy of Sir Winston Churchill. It is a charity which covers every area of society and reflects the life of the nation. Every aspect of modern life is covered by its universal themes for Fellowships, from the arts to health, education to enterprise, science to citizenship and more.  Since 1965, 5,800 Churchill Fellows have been appointed.

Emerita Professor Sue Robson

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