'Inspirational' Sam is made honorary professor

Dr Sam DebbageDr Sam Debbage
Dr Sam Debbage
AN “INSPIRATIONAL” health boss has been made an honorary professor in recognition of her clinical and academic contribution to education and research.

Dr Sam Debbage, director for education and research at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals, has been given the “significant” title for her work at Sheffield Hallam University.

She has worked for the NHS for nearly 30 years, joining Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals in 2015.

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Sam enhanced her clinical commitments by obtaining a master’s degree in 1998 and achieved a doctoral (PhD) degree in 2009.

Her contributions played a pivotal role in the trust attaining the coveted ‘Teaching Hospital’ accreditation in 2017.

Toni Schwarz – professor in healthcare education and dean of the College of Health and Wellbeing and Life Sciences at Sheffield Hallam University – said: “I work closely with Sam on a wider variety of projects and activities.

“Sam has presented inspirational lecturers to our prospective students and has also engaged in supporting our post graduate learners on developing research projects which will positively impact on patient outcomes.

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“This award is significant as it indicates the value that Sam makes to our education and research profile at Sheffield Hallam University.”

Sam said she felt “incredibly honoured” to accept the appointment.

“This recognition not only signifies a personal accomplishment,” she said, “but also acknowledges the dedication and support of my colleagues from DBTH, who have collaborated with me and provided exceptional support throughout my journey.

“I’m eagerly looking forward to the ongoing partnership with SHU and the chance to collaborate closely with their esteemed team.”