Faculty President Receives Lifestyle Medicine Award

By Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK, 9 Jun, 2022 | 1 min read

Faculty President Dr Natasha Jones has been awarded the 2021 David Hemery CBE Lifestyle Medicine Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to lifestyle medicine.

The award was presented to Dr Jones by British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) President Dr Roger Hawkes and David Hemery CBE as part of the BASEM Conference 2022, which took place in Brighton on May 27-28.

Addressing the conference, Dr Hawkes said the award recognised Dr Jones’ passionate support of the role SEM should play in bringing physical activity into focus as a powerful preventer of disease across the NHS. He noted that Dr Jones has worked on this agenda for over 15 years both locally when she co-founded the Generation Games project with Age UK Oxfordshire and nationally through FSEM and the award-winning Moving Medicine Project.

The David Hemery CBE Lifestyle Medicine Award seeks to recognise an outstanding contribution to Lifestyle Medicine. The award was instigated in 2018 to commemorate 50 years since David Hemery won the Gold Medal in the 400 metres hurdles at the Summer Olympics in Mexico in 1968.