Dr Zoe Williams, one of the country’s best-known GPs and resident doctor on ITV’s This Morning, is to be awarded an honorary doctorate by Edge Hill University.
The practicing GP and media medic boasts accolades such as being named on the Pulse Power 50 List as one of the country’s most influential GP’s. Outside of the surgery, Zoe is a National Advisor for Public Health England and is a clinical advisor to the Royal College of General Practitioners. She is a director and founding member of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine.
She will be made an Honorary Doctor of Science for her work promoting healthy lifestyles and for inspiring the next generation of health professionals.
Zoe will receive her honorary doctorate on Friday 22 July as part of the University’s week of graduation ceremony celebrations taking place week commencing 18 July.
Dr Zoe Williams said: “I can’t wait to attend Edge Hill’s graduation ceremonies next week and join in the celebrations with students on one of the best days of their lives. It’s also a privilege to have my achievements recognised by Edge Hill University. Their outstanding research in the areas of health, sport and medicine are perfectly in tune with my own career as a GP and my work with Fit4LifeCIC.”
Dr John Cater, Vice-Chancellor of Edge Hill University, said: “The University is privileged to be awarding Dr Zoe Williams with an honorary doctorate. Given her credentials she will serve as the perfect inspiration for our new intake of medical school students who will soon be embarking on their journey to become doctors.
“This is a wonderful occasion for everyone involved, made all the more special thanks to our incredible honorary doctors; I hope our graduands will feel inspired by sharing their special moments together.”
In 2017, Zoe founded the non-profit organisation Fit4LifeCIC, which aims to have a positive and long-term impact on young people who have the most challenging lives. The organisation helps these youngsters to create their own physical activity programmes to improve not only their health, but also their wellbeing and at the same time boosting and enhancing their life aspirations.
This work closely aligns with Edge Hill’s research focus on sport and wellbeing which has seen the University’s academics work in the community to improve the mental and physical health of young people through sport and art.
As well as being resident GP on ITV’s popular daytime show This Morning, she presents for the BBC’s The One Show, Horizon and Trust Me I’m a Doctor. Her strength lies in sharing knowledge with the viewing public, specialising in debunking the confusing world of medicine in a way everyone can relate to.
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July 14, 2022