Dr Melrose Stewart MBE was born in Jamaica in 1954, arrived in the UK in 1965 and qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist at Bristol Royal Infirmary School of Physiotherapy in 1975. She was a lecturer at the University of Birmingham for many years and is now an Honorary Lecturer. Mel was instrumental in setting up the first AHP BAME Network at the CSP. Her work in fighting for equity and justice over the years has been extensive. Based on her keen interest in health promotion and ageing, she was also a featured expert in the Channel 4 multi-award-winning documentary ‘Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds’. Mel now sits as a panel member in His Majesty’s Court and Tribunal Service on Employment and Disability Appeals.