A FORMER health education worker is delighted to have won a prestigious international award.
Roger Hickinbotham, 64, of Windmill Way, Lyddington, retired head of the health education video unit at Leicester General Hospital, has been given the Golden Raster award at the 53rd Annual International Conference on Health and Science Communication in Providence, Rhode Island, US.
Roger became a medical photographer in 1970, before he joined the unit in 1986. He was made head of the department in 1996, a position which he held until his retirement in 2008.
Roger received the award for his considerable efforts in promoting the Health and Science Communication Association to the international community as president of the organisation from 1999 to 2000, member of the board of directors and as an exemplary member.
Roger said: “I am thrilled with this award both as recognition of my career and involvement with the association but also as recognition of the programmes we used to produce in the health education video unit. It is wonderful to be recognized in such a way by such a group.”