Evelyn Fox

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Dame Evelyn Emily Marian Fox, DBE (1874–1955) was a noted British health worker, specializing in mental health and epilepsy.[1]

Fox, who was General Secretary of the National Association for Mental Health (NAMH – now known as MIND) in the late 1940s, along with Tyler Fox (no relation), Medical Director of the Epilepsy Colony at Lingfield, Surrey and Irene Gairdner, a social science graduate from the London School of Economics, were the driving forces for the creation of the British Epilepsy Association (BEA).


Dame Evelyn Fox School, Blackburn is named in her honour.[2] The school closed in 2000.[3]


  1. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography profile
  2. ^ Dame Evelyn Fox school, dfes.gov.uk; accessed 5 April 2016.
  3. ^ Dame Evelyn Fox School statistics, lancashire.gov.uk; accessed 5 April 2016.