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Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry -  Prizes and bursaries

 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty

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The Gillian Page Prize for SpRs/specialty trainees STs 1 – 6

The Gillian Page Prize was established by Mr John Page, a consultant ENT surgeon and his wife to commemorate their daughter Gillian, in order to promote progress in adolescent psychiatry. The prize may take the form of a research project, a review of a particular topic or a study of some clinical innovation. A project involving collaboration between workers, whether psychiatrists or in any other discipline, may be submitted, but the prize may be shared between no more than two eligible psychiatrists. In each instance where collaborative work is submitted there should be a clear indication of which parts were undertaken by each worker and a statement to this effect should be signed by all collaborating workers. 

Prize:  £500

Frequency:  Biennially – next award 2015

Eligible: SpRs and ST4-6 trainees in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and CT1-3 trainees in Psychiatry in the UK or Ireland.  If you have recently finished your training, you must be below consultant grade or equivalent at the time the entry is submitted to College.

Where presented:  Faculty residential meeting, usually held in September each year



I.     Applicants should first submit – by email - a title and short protocol of their project for approval by the examiners.

II.    Thereafter applicants should submit their entry – by email - in the form of an essay or dissertation with accompanying tables and figures, of no more than 5000 words.  A collection of articles will not be accepted as a submission for the prize, but previously published work may be incorporated into the essay or dissertation.

III.   Recipients of the prize may be invited to present a report at the Faculty residential meeting. 


Closing dates:     

  • Title and short protocol: 31 January 2015

  • Essay documents: 30 April 2015

Submissions to: The Academic Secretary, Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, The Royal College of Psychiatrists, c/o Stella Galea


College contact: Stella Galea               

The Margaret Davenport Poster Prize for SpRs/specialty trainees STs 4 – 6

The family of the late Dr Margaret Davenport have made a bequest to the Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to establish a prize in her memory.   

Dr Davenport began her psychiatric training at University Hospital, South Manchester at the late age of 47, after gaining experience in general practice in Cheltenham as a Clinical Medical Officer in Manchester, and following a career break for family commitments. On consultant appointment Dr Davenport became the driving force behind the development of an enviable family therapy service with a full multi-disciplinary team and a purpose-built day unit. She was an expert in the field of child abuse and child sexual abuse, with a wide experience of assessment and treatment, and continued her involvement in family therapy training into her 70s. 

Prize:  £100. The winner of this prize will be included as a guest at the Faculty annual residential meeting and conference dinner, and the conference fee will be waived. Allowable costs for travel and accommodation will also be reimbursed retrospectively on presentation of original tickets and receipts for all related expenditure, together with a completed members’ expenses claim form.

Frequency:  Annually

Eligible:  Specialist Registrars, Specialty Trainees in Years ST4-6 and newly appointed consultants  (including those on joint faculty training programmes with other faculties) as well as those who are within six months of having obtained their CCT by 18 April of the year in which the residential meeting occurs.

Where presented:  Faculty residential meeting, usually held in September each year




I. A specialty trainee or newly appointed consultant can only win the prize once during their career.

II. The criteria employed to judge the prize will be as follows:

a) the quality of the abstract of the presentation

b) the degree of innovation within the project

c) the extent to which the methodology is sound and appropriate for the type of project submitted.

III. The prize is judged in two stages. First, the Faculty academic sub-group rate all eligible abstracts submitted to produce a shortlist of six. Second, an adjudication panel of three, selected by the Faculty Executive, assess the shortlist against the same criteria, adding only the quality of the presentation at the meeting (taking into account differences between poster, short paper, workshop and other presentation styles). The final choice depends on both the rating achieved during stage one, as well as the final standard at the meeting.

IV. The spirit of the prize is to recognise the excellence of the trainees’ work. There can be difficulties when the trainee is part of a collaborative effort. The prize is intended for those who have taken the lead in the work that has resulted in the presentation, as well as for the presentation itself. Sometimes this aspect is hard to evaluate by the prize judges. Hence it is the responsibility of seniors within collaborative groups to be prepared to attest to this criterion, if it is in doubt.  


Closing dateRefer to conference information


Submissions to:  Academic Secretary, Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, The Royal College of Psychiatrists c/o Psychiatrists c/o the Conference Office

Submissions to:

The Medical Student Essay Prize in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

The Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of The Royal College of Psychiatrists has established a prize to promote awareness of Child & Adolescent psychiatry among medical students.


The Faculty invites eligible medical students to submit an essay on the topic of:


In these times of widening gaps in society between richer and poorer communities, how can deprivation and poverty affect child mental health?


The author of the winning entry will win £500 and will be offered a place at the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Trainees annual conference which is held in Spring each year.


  1. Eligible students are invited to submit, by email attachment, an original essay of up to 5000 words on the above topic. It should be illustrated by a clinical example.
  2. The word count includes footnotes but excludes the bibliography.
  3. Eligible applicants will be current clinical medical students in the UK, normally in their 3rd to 5th year.
  4. The essay should demonstrate an understanding of the child mental health problem being presented and its relevance to the set topic in terms of the child/adolescent, the family and wider context e.g. school, nursery and society. 
  5. It should be supported by a review of the relevant literature.  It may be based on original work done for assessment at an earlier stage provided it is the candidate’s own work.
  6. Entries will be shortlisted and judged by a panel appointed by the Faculty Executive Committee. 


Please submit essays, together with a short curriculum vitae, by email attachment marking the email “Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Medical Student Essay Prize”


Closing date: midnight on 30 June 2015


Submissions to:  

Stella GaleaCommittee Manager


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