Fellowship is the highest honour awarded by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, and is reserved for members who have made an outstanding contribution at the highest level, by extending professional knowledge or by furthering the aims of the profession and the CSP.
Fellowship was originally awarded for clinical research only, assessed by thesis, but in 1990 the rules were changed to allow Fellowship to members for clinical, academic or professional excellence. At that time many previously awarded Honorary Fellowships were converted to Fellowships.
Honorary Fellowships were originally awarded to both members and non-members who played a key role in the advancement of the profession and the CSP. Since 1990 Honorary Fellowships have been open to non-members only, including other clinicians, physiotherapists from around the world, and those who have served and supported the profession and the CSP in various ways.
The Distinguished Service Award was inaugurated in 1999. This award honours members who have contributed long and outstanding service, either to the CSP or for the benefit of others.
The Roll of Honour
The Roll of Honour (below) gives the name and date of award of all those known to have received an honour since 1948. For reasons of space it is not possible to include the reason for award.
It is the CSP's intention to house a permanent Roll of Honour in the London headquarters, so we would like to ensure that the information is as accurate as possible.
If you notice any errors or omissions, please email awards administrator Pat Olver on firstname.lastname@example.org.