Liz Hayden awarded Honorary Fellowship of the iO
We are pleased to announce that Liz Hayden has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship to the Institute of Osteopathy for her selfless contribution to the profession and patient care, marking only the second time this award has been given.
Since commencing her practice in 1978, Liz Hayden has played a pivotal role in advancing the cranial approach to osteopathy in the United Kingdom. In the early 1980s, she became a vital part of the foundation of Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy (SCCO), serving as a founder member and trustee. Within the SCCO, Hayden is widely revered as a distinguished lecturer, tutor, and esteemed course director, mentoring numerous osteopaths, many of whom now constitute the faculty.
Her influence on developing fundamental pathway courses within the SCCO has been profound. During her tenure as chair in the 2000s, she spearheaded the transformation and growth of the college, without which the SCCO would not be the valued institution it is today.
‘Liz’s passion for osteopathy is inspiring. After 45 years of practice, she continues to explore the possibilities and push the boundaries of what we can achieve as osteopaths.’ Glynis Fox, iO President
She has proven to be adaptive and proactive in propelling the college toward a more blended learning approach, leveraging the advantages of technology and online education to modernise and enhance the course curriculum. Even today, Liz Hayden remains a driving force at the SCCO, tirelessly working to craft innovative courses that not only educate but also uphold the core principles and philosophy of osteopathy, ensuring that the legacy of the discipline continues to thrive.
Liz has further contributed to the development of the profession as an active participant of the Osteopathic Development Group and the Osteopathic Alliance, contributing to projects such as developing a framework for best practice for osteopaths specialising in paediatrics.
Throughout her fruitful career in practice, Liz has remained ardently dedicated to advocating the countless benefits of osteopathyThis Honorary Fellowship is a testament to her exceptional contributions and unwavering commitment.
Glynis Fox, iO President who presented her award, said: ‘Liz’s passion for osteopathy is inspiring. After 45 years of practice, she continues to explore the possibilities and push the boundaries of what we can achieve as osteopaths. I don’t think it is any exaggeration to say that Liz’s passion, skill, leadership, drive and commitment to osteopathy have had an enormous influence and that she will continue to impact and shape the profession for some time to come’.
Congratulations to Liz and her outstanding contribution to osteopathy.