Dame Gillian Oliver honoured
31 July 2006
Honorary Fellowship in recognition of services to nursing and healthcare
Dame Gillian Oliver DBE, FRCN received her LJMU Honorary Fellowship in recognition of her services to nursing and healthcare.
With extensive experience in cancer nursing and palliative care, Dame Gillian has played an instrumental role in developing cancer services, policy and strategy in the UK and beyond.
Throughout her outstanding career, Dame Gillian has shown a long-term commitment to cancer services and the care and support patients: at a practical level as a ward sister; at national level while working as Adviser in Oncology Nursing at the Royal College of Nursing; and at organisational and managerial levels as Director of Patient Services at the Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology on the Wirral.
She was created DBE in June 1998 for services to healthcare and nursing, and was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing later that year. In 2004, she was awarded the Gold Medal from Macmillan Cancer Relief in recognition of outstanding services to the people and families of those suffering from cancer.
To read the oration for Dame Gillian Oliver, please click here.
Picture: Pro-Chancellor Rod Walker and Honorary Fellow Dame Gillian Oliver.