Bill Bytheway, Visiting Research Fellow with the Faculty of Health and Social Care, has been awarded the British Society of Gerontology's Outstanding Achievement Award for 2012.
The award is given by a judging panel for a significant and lasting contribution to British gerontology, not just in the field of research but also in policy and in improving the quality of life of older people.
Bill is a long-standing member of the OU's Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies (CABS). Among his best-known achievements is the Research on Age Discrimination (RoAD) project. His book Unmasking Age (Policy Press) was published last year.
Receiving the award, he said, “I am pleased and honoured to receive this award. To a large extent, it is recognition of the work I have undertaken since 1991 in collaboration with other members of the Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies.”
Dean and Director of Studies, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Jeremy Roche said, ‘His work on age discrimination was innovative and ground breaking. I am delighted at this recognition of Bill’s excellent contribution to gerontology.”
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