Retirement of Professor Anna Cooper OBE

Institute of Health and Wellbeing staff and NHS colleagues celebrated with Professor Anna Cooper OBE at her retiral event on 25th March 2019 in the Hunterian Museum. 

Professor Cooper has been a champion for learning disabilities research over many years, and played a major role in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing achieving the Athena Swan Gold Award - the first to be awarded in Scotland.  

In 2018, Professor Cooper was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours in recognition of her services to Science and Medicine. In the same year, she received the prestigious Steven Reiss Research Award from the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed USA, in recognition of her significant scientific contributions  toward the understanding and advancement of mental wellness for people with developmental disabilities.

Anna, pictured with her colleagues (left), is a much loved colleague, mentor and role model.

We wish Anna a very happy retirement.

First published: 28 July 2019