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RCPsych in Scotland Prizes


RCPsych in Scotland Research Prize 2018

We are now accepting submissions for the 2018 RCPsych in Scotland Research Prize. A prize of £500 is available, to be presented at the Autumn Meeting on 21st September 2018. Winners will be expected to present their work at a future meeting of the RCPsychiS.


The Chairman, Vice Chairman and one representative working in Academic Psychiatry will make up the panel.


This should be a paper published in a Peer Reviewed journal in 2017/18. Online publications will be accepted, but only where there is a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) number assigned for the paper in its final (i.e. publication) format. Where the paper-version is delayed, the same paper cannot be entered again in a subsequent year. The application should choose which prize year they wish to enter the paper for. Applicants should alert the reviewers to additional online data (directly-related to the paper and published by the journal) which they wish to be considered.

Open to all categories of membership of the RCPsych in Scotland of the RCPsych other than Fellows (Members, Specialist Associates, Affiliates, Pre-Membership Psychiatric Trainees, etc) in good standing, who have been in their present category of membership for less than ten years. Allowance may be made for members who have worked less than full time for more than ten years, so long as the total time is equivalent to less than ten years.

Email submissions to by 31st July 2018 with a covering email or letter saying what part you have played in the research.


RCPsych in Scotland Research Prize 2017

Won by Dr Lori-An Etherington for her paper "Selective inhibition of extra-synaptic a5-GABAA receptors by S44819, a new therapeutic agent". Dr Etherington will present her paper at a future meeting of the RCPsychiS.

RCPsych in Scotland Research Prize 2015

Won by Dr Tom Russ with his paper "Geographical Variation in Dementia: Examining the Role of Environmental Factors in Sweden and Scotland". 

RCPsych in Scotland Research Prize 2014

Won by Dr Adam Polnay with his paper "Group therapy for people with bulimia nervosa:systematic review and meta-analysis".  Dr Polnay presented his paper at the RCPsychiS Autumn meeting in 2015.

RCPsych in Scotland Research Prize 2013

Won by Dr Tom Russ with his paper "Association between psychological distress and mortality: individual participant pooled analysis of 10 prospective cohort studies."  Dr Russ presented his paper at the RCPsychiS 20th Anniversary meeting on Friday 3rd October 2014.

RCPsych in Scotland Research Prize 2012

Won by Dr Alasdair Rooney with his paper "Frequency, Clinical Associations, and Longitudinal Course of Major Depressive Disorder in Adults With Cerebral Glioma"


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RCPsych in Scotland Research Prize 2011

Won by Dr Millia Begum with her paper "Olfactory reference syndrome: a systematic view of the world literature"

RCPsych in Scotland Research Prize 2010

Won by Dr Hilda Ho with her paper " Violence risk assessment: the use of PCL-SV, HCR-20 and VRAG to predict violence in mentally disordered offenders discharged from a medium secure unit in Scotland


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