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UCLan researcher awarded MBE

08 July 2014

Lyndsey Boardman

Dr Caroline Sanders recognised for services to paediatric urology and gynaecology

A senior researcher from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s recent Birthday Honours List for services to paediatric urology and gynaecology.

Dr Caroline Sanders, from the School of Health, has worked within the field of paediatric urology for nineteen years and gynaecology for the last few years. She has maintained a clinical career working as a consultant nurse in paediatric urology and gynaecology at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

With a background in children’s nursing, she leads a urology nursing team of five other nurses and provides services to children from the North West of England and Wales.

Commenting on her award Caroline said: “The MBE was a huge surprise and I felt both humbled and honoured at the same time. I was truly blown away by the thoughtfulness of the families who nominated me.”

She added: “At heart I am a children’s nurse motivated to do what I can to help the children and families I care for. I enjoy sharing training and education with families and children in order to enhance understanding across professional and parent groups alike.”

"The MBE was a huge surprise and I felt both humbled and honoured at the same time. I was truly blown away by the thoughtfulness of the families who nominated me."

Caroline was Wellchild nurse of the year in 2007 and completed her PhD at UCLan in 2009. She took up a part-time role as a senior researcher at UCLan in 2013 where she is part of several national and international research teams. She is the clinical lead for Children and Young People within the Strategic Clinical Network for Maternity, Children and Young People for Cheshire & Merseyside.