Leaders Plus Fellowship - London Division Pilot
Due to our commitment to promote equality and leadership within psychiatry, the London Division are part-sponsoring two places on the 2021 Leaders Plus Fellowship programme. The programme supports parents with young children to combine ambitious career aspirations with caring for their young children.
Mothers and fathers who are Consultants or SAS Doctors within the London Division can apply if they have children from baby to primary school. The award-winning programme can be accessed during maternity/shared parental leave; babies are most welcome.
The Leaders Plus Fellowship is a nine-month programme supported by Cambridge University Social Ventures, enabling parents with babies and young children to develop their careers whilst still enjoying time with their young families. Applications are now open for the Spring 2021 cohort and you can watch this short video for a brief overview of what is involved.
Parents who are selected will share their learning from the programme by developing recommendations for supporting parents to be shared with the London Division at the College. You will also assist with running a half-day event for other parents in the specialty, to share your reflections and learning.
You can find out more about the programme and the details about the criteria for the part sponsored places on the Leaders Plus website
If you would like to discuss with the London Division before applying through Leaders Plus, please contact Jen Edwards, London Division Manager; email@example.com.
Applications are now closed for 2021.
Annual Essay Prize
The London Division has created a prize for the best submission by a medical undergraduate and foundation doctor within the London Division.
This can be any of the following:
- an essay written on a subject in psychiatry
- a research project in psychiatry where the student is either the main author or has made a significant contribution
- a literature review on a topic in psychiatry
- an essay on psychiatry which is especially relevant to London, due either to historical importance or another topic of local significance.
A maximum of four prizes of £200 each are offered, depending on the standard and number of submissions.
- two prizes of £200 for medical undergraduates
- two prizes of £200 for foundation doctors.
Please note prior to 2019 the prizes were given to medical undergraduates only.
Who can enter?
Medical undergraduates and foundation doctors currently in the London Division area.
London Division Annual Academic Event.
- The submission should ideally be between 6000 and 8000 words.
- Research projects should be written in the format normally associated with research articles published in the academic press, and should also include an abstract of no more than 200 words.
- The submission should be the applicant's own work.
- The submission should be an original piece and should not have been already published.
- Only one submission per applicant will be accepted.
- The submission is to be forwarded as a Word document.
Current Prize Winners
Medical Student category
- Charlotte Caves for work entitled: 'How contemporary Disney film can be used for mental health teaching in schools: a case study of Winnie the Pooh (2011) and Inside Out (2015)'
- Nichola Sarathchandra for work entitled: 'Investigating Medication Errors in the Transfer of Care Within Mental Health Settings'
Foundation Doctor category
- Dr Elliot Clissold for work entitled: 'What Can Human Development Do for Global Mental Health?'
- Dr Nicola Wolff for work entitled: 'Minimisation and Medicalisation: How Modern Psychiatry Contributes to the Subjugation of Women’s Self Expression and Experiences of Trauma'
Medical Student category
- Sarah Wong Hui Min for work entitled: 'Split minds, splitting hairs?: An interdisciplinary perspective on renaming schizophrenia'
- Natasha Chilambo for work entitled: 'Researchers As Leaders: Is The African Mental Health Research Initiative (AMARI) An Effective Apparatus For Resolving Mental Health Problems In Africa?'
Foundation Doctor category
- Dr Soracha Healy for work entitled: 'Intracranial mischief' amongst the wealthy and the workhouses; understanding the role of private and public asylums in Sussex 1845-1890'
- Dr Stephanie Adeyemi for work entitled: 'What are the psychological effects of Female Genital Mutilation? How can psychiatrists support survivors of the practice?'
- Devyani Shete for work entitled: Can telepsychiatry overcome communication barriers in the clinical consultation? (doc)
- Mehdin Munim Shah for work entitled: Doctor-patient relationship: history, current models and flaws (doc)
- Micheal Abbott for work entitled: Lives unworthy of life: psychiatry and institutional slaughter under the Nazi regime (doc)
- Agnes Okanlawon for work entitled: Weight changes in patients admitted to a specialised ward with profound refractory obsessive compulsive disorder (doc)
- Tamara Chithiramonhan for work entitled: The association between childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) problems obesity at age 42: using the prospective 1970 British cohort sample (doc)
- Jinal Patel for work entitled: Assessing behaviour in children aged 12-24 months using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (doc)
- Leuan Lewis, Jessie Pairman, Gavin Spickett, Julia L Newton for work entitled:
Clinical characteristics of a novel subgroup of chronic fatigue syndrome patients with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (doc)
- Rhian Hayes for work entitled: What is the relationship between autism spectrum disorder and offending behaviour, if any? (doc)
- Robert Vaughan for work entitled: Is Anorexia New: Do Historical Accounts of Self Starvation Undermine Western Society’s Purported Role in Anorexia Nervosa’s Aetiology? (doc)
Julie Hammond for work entitled: Assessing Parenting Capacity in Psychiatric Mother and Baby Units: A case report and review of literature
and Katherine Wiles with [Claudia Lage, Sukhwinder S Shergill, Derek K Tracy] for work entitled: A systematic review of the effects of low frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on cognition
- Shumei Germaine Liu for work entitled: Implementing the 4 'A's Test: Detecting delirium in acutely admitted older adults in a London teaching hospital. (doc)
- Mayowa Oyesanya received a Highly Commended for work entitled: Psychiatric Co-Morbidity in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome receiving Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (doc)
- Ally Saetta for work entitled: Muscle Dysmorphia - under researched and potentially over diagnosed (doc)
- Aneka Popat has been Highly Commended for the work Anorexia Nervosa in 21st Century Females (doc)
- Sally Bramley for work entitled: The relationship between metacognitive ability, cognitive insight and mood in healthy participants. (doc)
- 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 (doc)
- Shuo Zhang for work entitled: Cross-Cultural Contact - psychosis and the city in modern life. (doc)
- The runner up is Titilopemi Oladosu for Paternal Postnatal Depression. (doc)
- Celia Shiles for her work entitled: Is there a significant interaction between life adversity and the brain derived neurotrophic factor gene in mood disorders? (doc)
- Noa Keren received a Highly Commended for work entitled: The Role of Inhibitory Control and Social Cognition in a Naturalistic Theory of Mind Test (doc)
- Marcus Wade for his work entitled: Does Smoking Cannabis Increase the Risk of Developing Schizophrenia? (doc)
- Eleri Clissold received a Highly Commended for work entitled: Suffering in Silence - Psychiatric co-morbidities in autistic spectrum disorders. (doc)