Awards: Congratulations to the H.O.P.E. Award Recipient, Kathy Nixon Speechley, PhD
In the midst of a flurry of media attention on her recent publication in the journal Epilepsia: “Prevalence and trajectories of depressive symptoms among mothers of children with newly diagnosed epilepsy: A longitudinal 10-year study”, Kathy Nixon Speechley, PhD, has been recognized as the 2019 H.O.P.E. award recipient by Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario.
She was honoured with the award at the 33rd Annual Spring Gala “Night at the Junos” held on Saturday, April 6, 2019.
News coverage of her recent published research has included the following:
- Lawson Health Research Institue Media Release: More than half of mothers of children with epilepsy at risk for poor mental health
- CTV News Segment: Epilepsy is a condition that affects tens of thousands of Canadians and their families
- London Free Press Article: Local study: Moms of children with epilepsy at higher risk of depression
- Global News Article: London-based study shows mothers with epileptic children have a higher risk of depression
- Blackburn News Article: Mothers of epileptic kids at higher risk of depression
- Western University Media Release: More than half of mothers of children with epilepsy at risk for depression
Please join our department in extending warm congratulations to Professor Speechley.