This award, conferred by the WIT Governing Body this afternoon, is the highest honorary award the Institute can confer to individuals.Vicky Phelan is a staff member within the Institute since 2006 and holds the position of Head of the Literacy Development Centre, a national centre that provides professional development to practitioners working within the adult literacy and adult education sector.
WIT President Prof Willie Donnelly, presenting the WIT Honorary Fellowship to Vicky said: “through her actions in challenging the national health service Vicky has made a transformational contribution to women’s health in Ireland. Her courage, her desire for the truth and her determination represent values that are fundamental to society and reflect the core values of WIT.”
Vicky, in her response to the award, stated "To be awarded an Honorary Fellowship, the highest honour that WIT can bestow on me, is something of a dream come true for me. I am a true lifelong learner. I pursued a career in education because of my love of learning and a passionate belief in the power of education to change lives. I am honoured to accept this award and wish to accept this award on behalf of the women of Ireland for whom I have been campaigning and who inspire me to continue in my campaign for improvements in women's healthcare."
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16 years experience.