Churchill medallion for University of Northampton’s Alison

Alison Ward
Alison Ward

Alison Ward, a researcher in the University of Northampton’s School of Health, has been awarded a newly designed Churchill medallion to recognise her successful completion of the Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship.

Alison was presented with the blue cloisonné enamelled medallion by Professor Brian Clarke, at an awards ceremony held in central London.

Professor Clarke is a world renowned architectural artist, and a 1974 Churchill Fellow himself.

In 2015, Alison was awarded £4,000 by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

She said: “The award allowed me to travel to Denmark to explore the experiences of people living with early stage dementia, through the means of photography and storytelling.

“I was extremely proud and honoured to have received funding from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, and was very excited to be given the opportunity to spend time abroad, learning about different care settings for people with dementia and to bring that learning back to the UK to share with colleagues.”