Bridlington woman awarded an OBE

Dr Olivia Carlton
Dr Olivia Carlton

A Bridlington woman has been honoured with an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Dr Carlton is the first woman to serve as president of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, and was instrumental in the development of a National School of Occupational Health – within TfL, she has challenged medical standards so that more people with medical conditions can continue to work whilst ensuring the safety of customers and other staff.

She has also served as the president of the Society of Occupational Medicine and a trustee of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.

She has championed a multidisciplinary approach to occupational health, bringing health leaders together to collaborate on strategy and UK standards.

She has ensured that TfL is taking the lead in providing drugs and alcohol treatment for employees seeking rehabilitation.

Dr Carlton was born in Bridlington.

She is a member of the Carlton family who owned the Bridlington department store Carlton’s of 
Bridlington, which was situated between Chapel Street and King Street. Dr Carlton
attended Burlington Infants and Primary School and Bridlington High School for Girls.

Olivia’s mother, Rachel Carlton, still lives in Bridlington.