ACAMH Awards 2021 Nominees Announced

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The ACAMH Awards aim to recognise high quality work in evidence based science, both in publication and practice, in the field of child and adolescent mental health. The Awards will be presented at a virtual ceremony on Friday 22 October. To be nominated for an ACAMH Award is a prestigious recognition of those who are at the forefront of the advancement of child and adolescent mental health research, and practice. Congratulations to all of the 2021 nominees.

Research Trainee of the Year

  • Yasmin Ahmadzadeh, Postdoctoral Research Associate Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre, IoPPN, King’s College London
  • Rebecca Anthony, Research Associate, Cardiff University
  • Joseph DeLuca, Postdoctoral Fellow, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Jessica Fritz, Research Associate/Junior Research Fellow, University of Cambridge
  • Jillian Halladay, PhD Candidate, Register Nurse, Research Associate, McMaster University
  • Karolin Krause, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression, Toronto, Canada
  • Pete Lawrence, Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, University of Southampton
  • Lucy Anne Livingston, Lecturer in Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
  • Hannah Pickard, Postdoctoral Research Associate, King’s College London
  • Kristie Poole, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Waterloo
  • Jerica Radez, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and University of Oxford
  • Craig Sewall, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Undergraduate Clinical Trainee of the Year

  • Gloria Cheung, Medical Student, HYMS
  • Nicholas Dunn, Undergraduate Student, Research Intern, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Clara Githany Falcâo Faria, Final (5th) year medical student, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

Postgraduate Clinical Trainee of the Year

  • Sundar Gnanavel, ST6 Child and adolescent psychiatry CNTW NHS Foundation Trust
  • Utkarsh Karki, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Kanti Children’s Hospital and CWIN (Child Workers in Nepal)
  • Eleanor Chatburn, Doctor of Clinical Psychology, University of Bath
  • Aureliane (Lili) Pierret, Postgraduate Medical Trainee, University of Cambridge/ St Thomas’ Hospital
  • Victor Pereira-Sanchez, Fundación Alicia Koplowitz Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York University Grossman School of Medicine Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Kathy Sylva ‘Rising Star’ Award

For best scientific contribution to child and adolescent mental health by a person within 10 years of their first published paper in a peer-reviewed journal. Congratulations to the following nominees:

  • Kelly-Ann Allen, Senior Lecturer and Educational and Developmental Psychologist Monash University
  • Emma Ashworth, Senior Lecturer, Liverpoool John Moores University
  • Rosanna Breaux, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech
  • Rebekah Carney, Research Associate, GMMH
  • Zheng Chang, Assistant Professor, Karolinska Institutet
  • Charles Ganaprakasam, School Guidance Counsellor, Ministry of Education, Malaysia
  • Diego Gomez-Baya, Associate Professor, University of Huelva
  • Julian Koenig, Head of Research in Experimental Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Heidelberg University,
  • Samantha Hartley, Lead Clinical Psychologist Inpatient CAMHS, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Rachel Hiller, Reader, University of Bath
  • Patty Leijten, Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam
  • Joanna Martin, Research Fellow, Cardiff University
  • Timothy Matthews, Post-Doctoral Fellow, KCL
  • Aja Murray, Lecturer in Psychology University of Edinburgh
  • Christine O’Farrelly, Senior Research Fellow University of Cambridge
  • Massimiliano Orri, Clinician Scientist, McGill Group for Suicide Studies, McGill University
  • Praveetha Patalay, Associate Professor, University College London
  • Kristie Poole, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Waterloo
  • Abby Russell, Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter Medical School
  • Marco Solmi, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa
  • Zoe Smith Assistant Professor of Psychology, Loyola University Chicago
  • Jasmin Wertz, Postdoc (Incoming lecturer), Duke University

Eric Taylor ‘Translational Research into Practice’ Award

For 1) A researcher or a research team who has published translational science (evidence base into practice) with evidence of impact on clinical service provision or 2) a clinician or clinical team that has implemented evidence base into clinical service with evidence of outcomes. Congratulations to the following nominees:

  • Kelly-Ann Allen, Educational Psychologist and Senior Lecturer, Monash University
  • Theresa Betancourt, Salem Professor in Global Practice, Boston College School of Social Work
  • John Coleman, Visiting Professor, University of Bedfordshire
  • Hui-Jun Zhao, First Medical Center, Chinese PLA General Hospital
  • Jonathan Green Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Manchester
  • James F. Leckman, Nieson Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale University
  • Tamsin Newlove-Delgado, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Public Health, University of Exeter Medical School
  • Adi Sharma, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, CNTW
  • Audrey Thurm, Director of the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Phenotyping Service, NIH
  • Wen-jie Xi, First Medical Center, Chinese PLA General Hospital
  • Susan Young, Director, Psychology Services Limited

David Cottrell ‘Education of CAMH Professionals’ Award

For an educator who has had a significant impact upon the education or training of child and adolescent mental health professionals about topics related to child and adolescent mental health. This is open to all disciplines but training/education must relate to children’s mental health. Congratulations to the following nominees:

  • Julia Barker, Area Manager, Place2Be
  • Somer Bishop, Associate Professor in Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco
  • Giovanni Abrahão Salum, Associate Professor Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Dennis Ougrin, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychatrist, KCL
  • Owen Muir, Founder Brooklyn Minds Psyciatry
  • Georgia Pavlopoulou, Lecutrer in Developmental Psychology and Mental Health, Anna Freud Centre, UCL Institute of Education
  • Paul Wilkinson, Dean of Medicine, Clinical School University of Cambridge

Digital Innovation Award

For 1) researcher or a research team who has published the best paper on an Information/data/IT/digital topic relating to child and adolescent mental health or 2) a clinician or a team who has put evidence base into practice within the information/data/IT/digital fields within child and adolescent mental health. This could be use of information or technologies in the delivery of care or service design etc. Congratulations to the following nominees:

  • Rhys Bevan Jones, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Cardiff University
  • Leonard Bickman, Professor Emeritus, Vanderbilt University
  • Renaud Jardri, Child Psychiatrist, Lille Neuroscience & Cognition Centre
  • Kathryn Modecki, Assistant Professor, Griffith University
  • Sally Merry, Cure Kids Duke Family Chair, University of Auckland
  • Bridianne O’Dea, Senior Research Fellow, Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales
  • Amy Orben, Research Fellow , University of Cambridge
  • Aileen O’Reilly, Research and Evaluation Manager, Jigsaw – National Centre for Youth Mental Health
  • Bonamy Oliver, Associate Professor, UCL Institute of Education
  • Mallika Punukollu, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Jessica Schleider, Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University

Lionel Hersov Memorial Award

For a practice team that has 1) demonstrated the use of evidence base (research, audit or service evaluation) into clinical practice and 2) evaluated the outcome or measured either the clinical impact or demonstrated quality improvement (can be efficiencies of time, money or reduced ‘waste’). Congratulations to the following nominees:

  • Ms. Caroline Clunies-Ross, Principal Clinical Psychologist & Clinal Lead, JACAT CAMHS, Children & Family Health Devon
  • Prof. Catherine Lord, George Tarjan Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Education, UCLA Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behaviour
  • Child Adolescent and Family Centre of Ottawa
  • Child EMDR Trauma Therapy Team, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
  • Dr. Shelina Bhamani, Lead Parenting Education Program, Aga Khan University
  • Dr. Stacy Frazier, Professor of Psychology, Director of NAFASI, Florida Internation University, Team NAFASI

Other awards announced at the virtual ceremony include: ACAMH President’s Medal, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Journal Best Paper, and Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry Journal Best Paper.

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