Student rep wins Mullany memorial award

CSP student rep Chris Jones has won a £1000 award set up in memory of a trainee physio and his wife.

The Mullany Fund awards commemorate Ben Mullany, a second-year physio student at the University of the West of England (UWE) and his wife Catherine, a doctor. They were murdered during their honeymoon in Antigua in 2008.

‘It’s a fantastic fund that represents two people that so many people have heard of and everyone speaks very fondly of around the university,’ said Chris, who graduated from UWE with first-class honours on 19 July.

He plans to spend the money on a placement next year in a developing country. 

‘There are a number of students I feel are worthy of this award and I feel very humbled to have received it,’ he added.

Each year the charity awards £1000 each to a UWE physiotherapy student and a medical student in Catherine’s home town of Swansea. Candidates’ names are put forward by their tutors.

The 2011 award is announced as the two men charged with murdering the Mullanys have been convicted. The men were found guilty by jury verdict on 28 July after a two-month trial at Antigua’s High Court.

Meanwhile, the Mullany Fund is currently setting up an e-mentoring initiative, which physios will be invited to join later this year. See for details.

Janet Wright

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