Physiotherapist Carolyn Bell is packing her bags for the journey of a lifetime, after being chosen as a recipient of a prestigious Churchill Fellowship.
Carolyn is one of 150 people chosen for this year’s Travelling Fellowships, chosen from more than a thousand applications.
Carolyn is a respiratory physiotherapist from Motherwell, based in Monklands Hospital working for NHS Lanarkshire.
This year is the 50th anniversary of the inception of Sir Winston’s living legacy of Churchill Fellowships and Carolyn is proud to have been selected for the award.
She now looks forward to travelling to New Zealand to explore how to improve awareness, diagnosis and treatment of hyperventilation.
Carolyn is originally from south of the border and has lived in Motherwell for 20 years. After working for two years in Glasgow she moved to Monklands where she is Figure Lead.
She decided to apply for the Fellowship after telling NHS Lanarkshire of her plans and they have given full support to her plans.
She will spend most of the time in Auckland where there are world recognised experts in her field.
She will also travel around to experience how other centres deal with respiratory conditions through physiotherapy.
Carolyn explained: “I will be up-skilling myself and I will bring back more expertise to Monklands. I will be looking at hospitals and how they treat clients, comparing methods and results, and can then bring best practice back to Lanarkshire.”