Promoting fitter ageing across generations and equity of access to better health

About Melrose

Dr Melrose Stewart MBE is a health and well-being enthusiast with a specific focus on the challenges of ageing. She received an MBE in 2020 for services to physiotherapy. As one of the experts on the multi award-winning Channel 4 TV documentary “Old Peoples’ home for 4 Year Olds”, she sees the adoption of intergenerational activities as an effective and enjoyable way of overcoming some of the mental and physical problems associated with it.

Melrose believes that, given that we all age, it is not something to be feared, denied or covered up, especially when pressures from friends, family, media and society are pushing us to think otherwise.  Her mission is also to counteract the negative stereotypes and rhetoric surrounding getting old.

In addition, Melrose sees the fight for equity and justice as a fundamental part of her activities. She was founder member of the BAME Network of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and is a current member of Her Majesty’s Judiciary s in Employment and Disability Appeals and Personal Independent Payment Tribunals.

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Talks, TV & Media

‘Our Health is Our Wealth’

Health Matters 6 – Race and Physiotherapy with Dr Melrose Stewart MBE

Review of the morning papers with Vanessa Feltz

Speaking of dementia and obesity in conversation with Vanessa Feltz, BBC Radio London

Black excellence Achievers: Interview with Melrose Stewart

Melrose Stewart tells her story of the NHS and the Windrush contribution

Fireside chat with Karen Leach and Dr Melrose Stewart

Revolutionising connections between the old and the young Thrive 2020 Guernsey

Connecting Generations for Healthy Ageing – TEDx Talk

NHS at 70



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