Distinguished Scholarship Award

01 June 2018
Robin Kearns

Professor Robin Kearns from the School of Environment has been awarded the Melinda S Meade Distinguished Scholarship Award in Health and Medical Geography.

The award recognises individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of health and/ or medical geography research. Robin was presented with this accolade while attending  the New Orleans annual meetings of the American Association of Geographers in April.

He was also honoured at the conference by a special panel session which focused on the significance of one of his highly-cited papers published 25 years ago that has become something of a ‘classic’ in the field. See Place and Health: Towards a Reformed Medical Geography.

“At the time, the subdiscipline was still narrowly defined and dwelt in the shadow of medicine," says Robin. "I argued for a wider perspective informed by both social theory and experience of everyday life. Little did I know the extent to which it would add such impetus to a new generation of geographers researching more widely across the landscape of human wellbeing."

Additional links:

American Association of Geographers