A WHITLEY BAY professor has been awarded an honorary degree from Northumbria University.
Mary Dunning received an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law in recognition of her services to the nursing profession.
Prof Dunning started her nursing career aged 16 before qualifying as a registered nurse and midwife and spending 30 years in higher education.
She said: “I am deeply honoured to be awarded this honorary degree.
“I am especially pleased it is from the university where I have played a role in ensuring the provision of quality education, both in theory and practice, for the benefit of the people of our community in this region and beyond.”