ACAMH Awards 2022 Nominees Longlist

With the nominations for the ACAMH Awards 2022 now closed, it is our great pleasure to announce the longlist of nominees for this year’s awards. Congratulations to all nominees for making it on to the longlist. 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.

This will be narrowed down to a shortlist by a panel of experts in the field of child and adolescent mental health and the shortlist will be announced in September 2022. The Awards will be presented at a virtual ceremony on Friday 4 November 2022.

Congratulations to all of the 2022 nominees.

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 Avnon, Clinical Tutor and Honourary Lecturer at the Anna Freud National Centre for Families and Children
  • Neha Bhattacharyya, PhD Student at S.N. Bose National Center for Basic Sciences
  • Sarah Johnson, Education Consultant at Phoenix Education Consultancy
  • Lina Gega, Professor of Mental Health at the University of York
  • Asha Gowda, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist of Solent NHS Trust
  • Nick Midgley, Professor of Psychological Therapies with Children and Young People at University College London
  • Georgia Pavlopoulou, Lecturer at University College London
  • Paul Oliver Wilkinson, Clinical Dean. Professor and Honorary Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University of Cambridge
  • Jennifer Wyman, Founding Director & Parenting Lead at Bridge the Gap Child Mental Health CIC

Digital Innovation Award for Best Digital Intervention

For a clinician who has put evidence base into practice within the information/data/IT/digital fields of child and adolescent mental health. This could be the use of information or technologies in the delivery of care or service design etc. Congratulations to the following nominees:

  • Stephanie Ameis, Associate Director at Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depressions
  • Neha Bhattacharyya, PhD Student at S.N. Bose National Center for Basic Sciences
  • Zachary Cohen, Post-doctoral Fellow at University of California, Los Angeles
  • Nathaan Demers, VP of Clinical Programs at Grit Digital Health
  • Paramala Santosh, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Professor in Developmental Neuropsychiatry and Psychopharmacology at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Emma Taylor, Clinical Lead at Embers the Dragon

Digital Innovation Award for Best Research on Digital Impact

For a researcher who has published the best paper on an information/data/IT/digital topic relating to child and adolescent mental health, which can include online assessment innovations. Congratulations to the following nominees:

  • Rhys Bevan Jones, Senior Clinical Research Fellow at Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Cardiff University
  • Amy Christiana Orben, Group Leader, Digital Mental Health Group at MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge
  • Bonamy Oliver, Associate Professor at University College London
  • Gabriela Pavarini, NDPH Intermediate Fellow at University of Oxford
  • Lizzy Winstone, Senior Research Associate at University of Bristol

Eric Taylor ‘Translational Research into Practice’ Award

For 1) an individual with a sustained contribution to translating research into practice over a number of years, whose work involves both research, and either clinical or educational involvement in practice and/or 2) a researcher or clinician who has published translational science (evidence base into practice) with evidence of impact on clinical service provision. Congratulations to the following nominees:

  • David Brent, Professor of Psychiatry at University of Pittsburgh
  • Matthew Hodes, Honorary Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Imperial College London and CNWL NHS Trust
  • Shaheda Omar, Clinical Director at The Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children t/a Teddy Bear Foundation
  • Sarah Parry, Principal Clinical Psychologist and Practice Fellow in Clinical Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University and Lancaster University
  • Silvia Schneider, Professor of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
  • Fred Ssewamala, William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor at Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
  • Barbara van den Hoofdakker, Professor/Clinical Psychologist at Accare/University of Groningen, the Netherlands

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:

  • Jessie Baldwin, Research Fellow at University College London
  • Rosanna Breaux, Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech
  • Diego Gomez-Baya, Professor at University of Huelva
  • Caitlin Hitchcock, Senior Research Fellow (Level C/ Reader/Associate Professor) at Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne
  • Julian Koenig, Professor of Biological Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospital Cologne
  • Alexandra Marinucci, Psychologist & PhD Candidate at Monash University
  • Giorgia Michelini, Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London
  • Anna-Elizabeth Moore, Clinical Lecturer at University of Cambridge in the Department of Psychiatry
  • Faisal Ahmed Nawaz, Medical Student at Mohammed Bin Rashid University Of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Amy Orben, Group Leader, Digital Mental Health Group at MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge
  • Victor Pereira-Sanchez, CAP Psychiatrist. MD, PhD at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • Heather Prime, Assistant Professor at York University
  • Lucy Riglin, Lecturer at Cardiff University
  • Ritvij Satodiya, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow at New York University Grossman School of Medicine
  • Lydia Gabriela Speyer, Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Cambridge
  • Mark Wade, Assistant Professor at University of Toronto

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 or 2) a team that has evaluated the outcome or measures of either the clinical impact or demonstrated quality improvement (can be efficiencies of time, money or reduced ‘waste’). Congratulations to the following nominees:

  • Jo Barosa, Account Director at Qbtech/Academic Health & Science Network
  • Aala El Khani, UN consultant – Humanitarian psychologist at United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Fiona Malpass, Hearing Voices Project Manager at Mind in Camden
  • Sinead McGilloway, Professor of Family and Community Mental Health at Maynooth University (Centre for Mental Health and Community Research), Ireland
  • Rose Adhiambo Oyoo, Director at Green Future Society
  • Carmen Elena Salaverria, Psycho-oncologist at Fundación Ayúdame a Vivir
  • Gill Sutherland, Head, Children’s Health and Wellbeing Services at Children’s Health Scotland
  • Erlanger Turner, Director at Race and Cultural Experiences (RACE) Lab

Research Trainee of the Year

For a trainee or student who is less than two years post PhD who has shown initiative or made a significant contribution to child and adolescent mental health. Congratulations to the following nominees:

  • Yasmin Ahmadzadeh, Research Associate (postdoc) at King’s College London
  • Marilyn Naana Ahun, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Andrea Allegrini, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University College London
  • Holly Bear, Postdoctoral Researcher at Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
  • Neha Bhattacharyya, PhD Student at S.N. Bose National Center for Basic Sciences
  • Lisa Dinkler, Postdoctoral Researcher at Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet
  • Verena Hinze, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Oxford
  • Rosie Mansfield, Research Fellow at University College London
  • Jaimie Chloe Northam, Lecturer in Clinical Child Psychology at University of Sydney
  • Victor Pereira-Sanchez, CAP Psychiatrist. MD, PhD at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • Ritvij Satodiya, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow at New York University Grossman School of Medicine
  • Lydia Speyer, Post-doctoral researcher at University of Cambridge
  • Alice Wickersham, Research Fellow at King’s College London

Undergraduate Clinical Trainee of the Year

For an individual undertaking their first qualification as a practitioner working with children in relation to mental health. Individuals can be from any background (e.g. nursing, social work, occupational therapy, physio) and should demonstrates a clear commitment to evidence-based clinical practice. Congratulations to the following nominees:

  • Pooja Chaudhary, Junior Resident at All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhopal
  • Marc Ferger, 4th Year Medical Student at University of Cologne
  • Charlotte Howdle, Third year medical student at University of Cambridge
  • Emily Jones, Medical Student at University of Exeter
  • Emma Larkin, Research Associate at Virginia Tech, Child Study Centre
  • Jessica O’Logbon, KCL Medical student and MPhil Candidate at Cambridge at University of Cambridge

Postgraduate Clinical Trainee of the Year

For an individual undertaking postgraduate training as a practitioner working with children in relation to mental health from any background (e.g. clinical psychology, educational psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry). This could include teaching- for example an individual undertaking an MEd who is able to demonstrate a clear commitment to evidence-based clinical practice. Congratulations to the following nominees:

  • Marc Bennett, Trainee clinical Psychologist at UCD Dublin
  • Jibril Handuleh, Resident in Psychiatry at Millennium and Amoud University
  • Baidyanath Ghosh Dastidar, Clinical tutor at West Bengal University of Health
  • Alex Lau-Zhu, Trainee Clinical Psychologist at University of Oxford
  • Stephanie Lewis, Clinical Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Alexandra Marinucci, Psychologist & PhD Candidate at Monash University
  • Petra McLoughlin, Psychiatry Registrar at Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • Victor Pereira-Sanchez, CAP Psychiatrist. MD, PhD at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • Andrés A. Román Jarrín, Fundación Alicia Koplowitz Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
  • Ritvij Satodiya, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow at New York University Grossman School of Medicine
  • Lakshmi Sravanti, Senior Resident / Post Graduate student at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, India / National Law School of India
  • Sana Younus, Psychiatry Resident at Menninger Department of Psychiatry

Other awards announced at the virtual ceremony include: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Journal Best Paper, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry Journal Best Paper, and JCPP Advances Best Paper.

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