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London Division Competitions and Bursaries

 

 

London Division Medical Students' Research Prize

The London Division has established a prize for the best research project and the best essay conducted by a medical undergraduate in the London Division.  This should describe a research project in psychiatry where the student has made a significant contribution.  The topic should ideally be agreed with a psychiatric tutor or with the head of the Department of Psychiatry.

 

Prize:  £250

 

Frequency:  Annually

 

Eligible:  Medical undergraduates currently in the London Division area

 

Where presented:  Divisional Academic Meeting

 

Regulations:

 

  1. The manuscript should be no longer than 10,000 words, which should include all references, acknowledgements and appendices and be written in the format normally associated with research articles published in the academic press.
  2. The manuscript should also include an abstract of no more than 200 words written in jargon-free language that can be understood by a lay person.
  3. The topic should be agreed with a psychiatric tutor or with the head of the Department of Psychiatry.
  4. The essay should be produced as a word document and should include your postal address. 
  5. The London Division Committee will appoint a minimum of three examiners to judge the entries.
  6. Submissions should be made electronically to Susan Halliwell-Bass London Division Manager
  7. Only one submission per candidate will be accepted.

 

 

Closing Date: 17:00 hrs, 1 May each year

 

Prize Winners 2014

The winner of the London Division Research Prize for 2014 is Shumei Germaine Liu for work entitled: Implementing the 4 'A's Test: Detecting delirium in acutely admitted older adults in a London teaching hospital.

 

Mayowa Oyesanya received a Highly Commended for work entitled: Psychiatric Co-Morbidity in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome receiving Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

 

Prize Winners 2013

The winner of the London Division Research Prize for 2013 is Sally Bramley for work entitled: The relationship between metacognitive ability, cognitive insight and mood in healthy participants.

 

Runner up is Eleanor Turner-Moss for her work: Labour Exploitation and Health: a case series of men and women seeking post-trafficking services in the UK

 

Prize winners 2012

The winner of the London Division Research Prize 2012 was Celia Shiles for her work entitled: Is there a significant interaction between life adversity and the brain derived neurotrophic factor gene in mood disorders?

Noa Keren received a Highly Commended for work entitled: The Role of Inhibitory Control and Social Cognition in a Naturalistic Theory of Mind Test

 

 

Prize Winners 2011

The winner of the London Division Research Prize 2011 was Lauren Waterman for her work entitled: Does medical school lead students to repeatedly visit the doctor with concerns about having serious health problems: A cross-sectional study of 'Medical Student Syndrome'

 

Peter McCann received a Highly Commended for work entitled: Amygdala Reactivity to SAD Faces Modulated by 5-HTTLPR Genotype and Major Depressive Disorder.

 

 

Prize Winners 2010

The winner of the London Division Research Prize 2010 was Jennifer Powell for work entitled:  Is there a relationship between glycaemic control and cognitive function in adults with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus? A cross-sectional study

Seeta Seetharaman received a Highly Commended for work entitled:  Examining the impact of the swine flu outbreak on patients under specialist mental health care.

 

 

Prize Winners 2009

The winner of the London Division Research Prize 2009 was Nisha Mehta for work entitled: 'Public attitudes towards people with mental health issues in England and Scotland, 1994-2003


 

London Division Medical Students Essay Prize

 

The Medical Students' Essay Prize has been set up by the London Division for all medical undergraduates in the London area.

 

This can be on any topic related to Psychiatry.  Applicants might like to consider a literature review, an essay written as a debate on a topical issue in psychiatry, a description of a significant experience in psychiatry whilst at medical school etc.  The topic should ideally be agreed with a psychiatric tutor or the Head of the Department of Psychiatry.

 

Prize:  £250

 

Frequency: Annually

 

Eligible: Medical undergraduates who are currently in a Medical School in London

 

Where presented:  Divisional Academic Meeting

 

Regulations:

 

  1. Eligible students are invited to submit an original essay of up to 10,000 words, which should include all references, acknowledgments and appendices on an aspect of their choice.
  2. The essay should be supported by a review of relevant literature and should be the candidates own work.
  3. The topic should ideally be agreed with a psychiatric tutor or the head of the Department of Psychiatry.
  4. The essay should be produced as a word document and should include your postal address.
  5. The London Division Executive Committee will appoint a minimum of three examiners to judge the entries.
  6. Submissions should be made electronically to Susan Halliwell-Bass, London Division Manager.
  7. Only one submission per candidate will be accepted.

 

Closing Date: 17:00hrs, 1 May each year

 

Prize Winners 2014

The winner of the 2014 London Division Essay competition is Ally Saetta for work entitled Muscle Dysmorphia - under researched and potentially over diagnosed

 

Aneka Popat has been Highly Commended for the work Anorexia Nervosa in 21st Century Females

 

Prize Winners 2013

This years winner is Shuo Zhang for the essay Cross-Cultural Contact - psychosis and the city in modern life.

The runner up is Titilopemi Oladosu for Paternal Postnatal Depression.

 

Prize Winners 2012

 

The winner of the London Division Essay Prize 2012 was Marcus Wade for his work entitled: Does Smoking Cannabis Increase the Risk of Developing Schizophrenia?

 

Eleri Clissold received a Highly Commended for work entitled: Suffering in Silence - Psychiatric co-morbidities in autistic spectrum disorders.

 

 

 

Prize Winners 2011

Shawki El-Ghazali won the Essay Competition for his work entitled The Cage

A Highly Commended was not awarded.

 

 

Prize Winners 2010

The winner of the London Division Essay Prize 2010 was Charles Le Grice for work entitled: A review of recent literature on violence post-deployment in armed forces personnel.

Lydia Dimitry received a Highly Commended for work entitled: The mental health of children and adolescents in armed conflict areas in the middle east.

 

 

Prize Winners 2009

The winner of the London Division Essay Prize 2009 was Joanne Li Shen Ooi for her essay entitled: How loud is the unquiet mind


 

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