Joyce Lishman obituary

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My mother, Joyce Lishman, who died aged 73 of bronchopneumonia, was a leader in social work education and research.

In 1993 she was appointed the first female professor at Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen, where she led the school of applied social science until her retirement in 2011. In 2000, Joyce set up a long lasting partnership between RGU, Strathclyde University and other organisations to form the Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care.

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