Queens Presentation


Posted on 25 February 2010

Keele University has been presented with a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education by The Queen and Prince Philip at a special honours ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

The Award recognises the work of the Keele’s internationally renowned Primary Care Sciences Research Centre. The Centre’s work is focused on chronic pain (especially back pain and arthritis) – the main cause of disability in the United Kingdom and the developed world.  In 2008 it was chosen to be the Arthritis Research Campaign’s National Primary Care Centre.  
The Queen's Anniversary Prizes are awarded by The Queen upon the advice of the Prime Minister, on the recommendations of the Royal Anniversary Trust's Awards Council.

The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, presented a medal and prize certificate to Keele, which was represented by the Deputy Pro-Chancellor, Ann Fisher, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Janet Finch and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Rama Thirunamachandran. A group of Keele staff and students, led by Professor Peter Croft, Director of the Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, also attended the ceremony.

The Vice-Chancellor said: “We are extremely proud to receive this prestigious award, which recognises the outstanding work and dedication of the team in the Centre. While this is a great honour for Primary Care, it is also a reflection of the excellence of the whole University.”