Sam Gallop Prize
The Sam Gallop Prize – awarded each year at the ISPO UK MS Annual Scientific Meeting for the best Research & Development Free Paper - is named after Sam Gallop CBE, a truly inspirational figure.
Sam lost both his feet in 1944 whilst flying as a Spitfire pilot. Since his amputation Sam has worked tirelessly for the cause of amputees in the UK. Among his many achievements, Sam was the driving force behind emPOWER, the charities consortium, founded Employment Opportunities, and he also helped initiate the Associate Parliamentary Limb Loss Group (APLLG).
Sam Gallop Prizewinner 2017
Zoe Schafer, PhD Researcher, University of Hull (pictured receiving her award from John Sullivan, Vice-Chair, ISPO UKMS)
“The effects of a 12-week exercise programme on stair walking performance and falls prevention in lower limb amputees”
You can read a synopsis of Zoe’s paper in the ISPO UK MS Compendium 2017 in the box on the right hand side of this page.