Lecture entitled " Learning to Dance in the Rain"
Following a 4 year career as a radiographer, Paula joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1986. Having been promoted to Detective Inspector in 2005, postings included the Serious and Homicide Crime Command and the Counter Terrorism Command. A keen runner and triathlete, she completed the London marathon 6 years running, 1995 to 2000 inclusive, with a personal best of 2 hrs 57 mins in 2000. In May 2001, whilst cycle training for an upcoming qualifying race for the age group world championships, she was hit by a car and paralysed from the waist down
Following 5 months of rehabilitation in hospital, Paula resumed training as a wheelchair athlete and competed in three further London marathons, the first just 11 months after her accident. She also took part in several triathlons as a wheelchair athlete including 3 world championships, winning the gold medal in each.
She won the Helen Rollason Award for Inspiration in 2005 and was awarded an MBE the same year.
Since retiring in 2017, Paula has completed a Master of Science degree in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies. She is a trustee of the Surrey Canal Sports Foundation, a charity established to provide world class sports facilities for school, community and elite use in South East London and to safeguard those facilities for future generations.
The Lecture will take place on Tuesday 29 October 2019 at 6.30pm in the Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP.
Bookings for the Paula Craig MBE lecture are managed by the Philharmonic Hall and will be available to book from Thursday 12 September 2019. To book tickets please contact the box office on telephone number 0151 709 3789 or book online.