ACAMH Awards 2020 Nominations

Mia Cooper
Digital Marketing Executive

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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 towards the end of October, details will be announced closer to time.

Trainee of the Year Award

Congratulations to the following nominees:

  • Yasmin Ahmadzadeh, King’s College London
  • Rebecca Appleton, University of Warwick
  • Anna Chaplin, University of Cambridge
  • Olga Eyre, Cwm Taf University Health Board and Cardiff University
  • Katie Finning, University of Exeter
  • Blandine French, University of Nottingham
  • Sundar Gnanavel, Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust
  • Georgia Harvey, King’s College London
  • Somia Imran, University of Edinburgh
  • Pete Lawrence, University of Southampton
  • Stephanie Lewis, King’s College London
  • Shaun Liverpool, University College London and Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
  • Nicole Racine, University of Calgary
  • Aisha Sanober Chachar, Aga Khan University
  • Emma Soneson, University of Cambridge
  • Zoe Smith, Virginia Commonwealth University

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:

  • Laura Baams, University of Groningen
  • Stephen P. Becker, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Helen Dodd, University of Reading
  • Jed Elison, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota
  • Katie Finning, University of Exeter
  • Rebecca Lacey, University College London
  • Maria Loades, University of Bath
  • Tom McAdams, Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre, King’s College London
  • Becky Mars, University of Bristol
  • Daniel Michelson, University of Sussex
  • Aja Murray, University of Edinburgh
  • Joanne Newbury, University of Bristol
  • Eesha Sharma, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences
  • Mark Taylor, Karolinska Institute
  • Jasmin Wertz, 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:

  • Mark Dadds, University of Sydney
  • Ian Goodyer & The IMPACT Team, University of Cambridge
  • Connie Kasari, University of California, Los Angeles
  • James Leckman, Yale University
  • Rachel Morrall, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
  • MILESTONE Project Team, University of Warwick
  • Pathway for Eating disorders and Autism developed from Clinical Experience (PEACE) Research Team
  • Kate Tchanturia, King’s College London

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:

  • Ciara Baxter, The Chelsea Group of Children
  • Nigel Camilleri, Mental Health Services, Malta
  • Nathalie Delahaye, Roar Pursuits
  • Mark Griffiths, Nottingham Trent University
  • Carlos Hoyos, Solent NHS Trust
  • Ayesha Irshad Mian, Aga Khan University
  • Dasha Nicholls, Imperial College London
  • Georgia Pavlopolou, University College London and The Anna Freud Centre
  • Shirley Reynolds, University of Reading
  • Sharon Tame, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
  • Janine Thomas, Action For Children

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:

  • Chris Hollis, University of Nottingham
  • Eleni Mangina, University College Dublin
  • Helen Minnis, University of Glasgow
  • Michelle Mulcahy, HSE CAMHS
  • Asha Patel, Innovating Minds CIC
  • Eva Serlachius, Karolinska Institute

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:

  • Myooran Canagaratnam, Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust
  • Andrea Chatten, Unravel CEBPC Ltd
  • Empowering Parents Empowering Communities Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Pathway for Eating disorders and Autism developed from Clinical Experience (PEACE) Research Team, King’s College London
  • Debbie Plant and Karen McIlwain, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
  • Positive Families Functional Family Therapy Team, Family Psychology Mutual CIC
  • Kate Tchanturia, King’s College London

Other awards announced at the virtual ceremony include: ACAMH President’s medal, Special Award for Developing and Improving Practice, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Journal Best Paper, and Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry Journal Best Paper, together with ACAMH Branch awards.

 

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