Maureen Bell, Lecturer at UWS has been recognised for her services to Child Protection in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2019, with an OBE.
The honour marks Maureen’s longstanding contribution to child protection where she has been instrumental in influencing the work of professionals in supporting children and their families.
Maureen, from Johnstone in Renfrewshire, is currently a Lecturer in Child Protection and Programme Leader for the Post Graduate Certificate in Child Protection at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS).
She has contributed to a range of educational programmes provided by UWS on subjects relating to Child Protection. In 2007, she was appointed to the post of Nurse Consultant for Vulnerable Children, a joint appointment with NHS Ayrshire and Arran and UWS. In this role, Maureen was key in developing the current programme for the Post Graduate Certificate in Child Protection which provides a unique inter-professional learning experience for students.
With 37 years (1981 to 2018) at NHS Ayrshire and Arran under her belt, Maureen’s career has included roles as a nurse, midwife, health visitor and latterly as a Designated Nurse and Nurse Consultant for Child Protection.