Celebrating Lorretto Lambe on International Women’s Day

PAMIS would like to celebrate a remarkable woman this International Women’s Day, our founder Loretto Lambe. Loretto sadly passed away in October 2015 after battling metastatic melanoma.

Loretto was the founder and inspirational leader of PAMIS and she will be remembered for all her work in the field of learning disability and beyond. She had served 22 years with the charity as Chief Executive of PAMIS, which she founded in 1992 and was operated as a research unit in the University of Dundee .

She succeeded in getting the charity of the ground with limited resources bolstered by the support of her husband, Professor James Hogg, who is an expert if the field of learning disabilities. After a difficult few years PAMIS was awarded a grant from the Scottish Executive to develop a family support service in 3 areas in Scotland and this proved the foundation of future achievements. We are now has a team of 23 and continue to work on a number of fronts to enable inclusion and improve quality of life.