Rutland woman Dr Robyn Dewis will receive an honorary award for her role as director of public health for Derby during the covid pandemic
A woman who grew up in Rutland has received an honorary award for her outstanding contribution to health during the covid pandemic.
Dr Robyn Dewis attended Brooke Hill Primary School and Vale of Catmose College in Oakham before heading off to university in Sheffield.
She is now the director of public health for Derby and has been awarded an Honorary Doctor by the University of Derby for her outstanding contribution to the city throughout the pandemic.
She will receive her award at a ceremony next week.
Her father Alf Dewis, a former mayor of Oakham, will attend but sadly his wife Della will miss out because of a prior engagement.
Alf said: “We are so proud of Robyn. She has worked so hard during the last year or so during the pandemic.”
Robyn has juggled her high-pressure role while looking after her children Hannah, 12, and Matthew, nine, alongside her husband Stephen.
She has been involved in the setting up vaccination and rapid testing centres across the city.
Councillor Roy Webb, who is responsible for health at Derby City Council, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Robyn is being honoured in this special way.
“Her work for the city has been exceptional, particularly over the past 18 months during the pandemic.”