Local business woman and successful entrepreneur. In 1986 Mrs Hall-Jackson received a national award for 'Women Mean Business' and in 1987 was awarded an MBE for services to industry and export. In 1988 she took up the post of Non-executive Director and Vice Chair of Harrogate NHS Trust. Madeline has worked with York St John's Faculty of Professional Health Studies & Life Sciences to develop a research programme to investigate the impact of assistive technologies on older people at risk of falling. She has supported and encouraged the School to develop a multi professional health education and to develop postgraduate research and development for occupational therapists and physiotherapists.
Received an Honorary Fellowship for his outstanding contribution to the University throughout his lifetime. As a student he was a member of the Student's Executive and after twelve years of teaching in the York area he returned to the York St John’s as a Lecturer. John has been a member of the General Committee of the Association of the University since the early eighties, President in 1990-91 and has had responsibility for publicity, editing the White Rose journal. John was a Youth Leader at various centres in and around York for over a 20 year period and until his retirement John was Chairman of Governors at Derwent Junior School (where he also acted as a tutor and consultant to the City of York Governance Service) and Honorary Secretary to the Hopgrove Playing Fields Association.
Professor Gervase Phinn
Author, broadcaster and academic, honoured for his contribution to Education.. Born and initially educated in Rotherham, he went on to study in Leeds and Sheffield, qualifying as a teacher and gaining the Certificate of Education, the degree of Bachelor of Education, the Diploma in Speech and Drama of the English Speaking Board, the Diploma in Development and a Master of Education. Professor Phinn taught English, Drama and Religious Studies in secondary schools for fourteen years before continuing his work as an education advisor and inspector in North Yorkshire. He has edited a wide range of poetry and short stories, publishing a collection of his own plays, poems and short stories. Professor Phinn is also a consultant to the Open University, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Visiting Professor of Education at the University of Teeside.