Honorary Graduate Dr Trevor Jarvis recognised in the New Year's Honours list
Friend and colleague Dr Trevor Jarvis has been awarded a British Empire Medal in The New Year's Honours 2014 for campaigning to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.
Having been diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2001 Dr Jarvis has used his personal experiences, along with his talent for public speaking, to highlight the day-to-day difficulties of living with dementia, and how to make communities a better place for those with the condition. In December he addressed world leaders at a G8 Summit on the subject, and he is an ambassador for a number of mental health charities including the Alzheimer’s Society.
Dr Jarvis was awarded an Honorary degree from the University in July 2013 for his tireless efforts on behalf of people with dementia, and for the improvement of public awareness of dementia.
He remains actively involved with the Bradford Dementia Group at the School of Health Studies, teaching and assessing a module in dementia training.
Dr Jarvis said he was “very, very pleased that somebody thought that I’m worthy of it and has gone to the trouble of putting me forward. I very much appreciate it and am very proud to say I’ve got it.”