Annual Prizes and Awards

Prizes and Awards


Lifetime Achievement Award

2017 Winner: Professor Bill Deakin
2017 Winner: Professor Bill Deakin

The 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to:

Professor Bill Deakin (Manchester)


BAP Psychopharmacology Awards

2017 Winners: Annamaria Cattaneo, Anthony Vernon and James Stone
2017 Winners: Annamaria Cattaneo, Anthony Vernon and James Stone

The 2017 BAP Psychopharmacology Awards were awarded to:

Anthony Vernon (King's College London)
"The annual Summer meeting of the BAP is a really fantastic event. The quality of the science is always high, but more than that, BAP is unique in the manner in which fundamental and clinical scientists with interests in psychopharmacology can come together and interact, helping to push forward research and in time, have a positive impact on clinical practice. The event is always extremely well organised and a wonderful place for trainees and experienced scientists alike to come and showcase their research."

James Stone (King's College London)
"The BAP Summer meeting is one of the highlights of the scientific calendar and this years’ meeting was no exception. The scientific programme was superb, and the conference facilities excellent. It was a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and to make new ones too, as well as to develop new research collaborations"

Annamaria Cattaneo (King's College London)


BAP Undergraduate Awards

2017 Winners: Antonio Gonzalez, Marco Travaglio, Sophia Kosmider and Thomas Dunne (not at dinner)
2017 Winners: Antonio Gonzalez, Marco Travaglio, Sophia Kosmider and Thomas Dunne (not at dinner)

The 2017 BAP Undergraduate Awards were awarded to:

Marco Travaglio (University of Nottingham) View Poster
"The BAP Summer Meeting offers a wonderful opportunity for young scientists to move their first steps towards a career in science! Thoroughly enjoyed to meet so many friendly faces and learn about the latest research in such a vibrant and inspiring environment. "

Sophia Kosmider (University of Exeter) View Poster

Thomas Dunne (University of Birmingham) View Poster

Antonio Gonzalez (University of Manchester) View Poster
"The BAP summer meeting is an exceptional event and a unique experience for any undergraduate student. It allows for the opportunity to gain meaningful insight into the merits of communication in science in an environment that is professional, friendly, and welcoming to young researchers."


Summer Meeting Poster Prizes

2017 Winners: Siri Ranlund, Erdem Pulcu, Shaun Kit Lung Quah and Nazanin Doostdar
2017 Winners: Siri Ranlund, Erdem Pulcu, Shaun Kit Lung Quah and Nazanin Doostdar

The 2017 Summer Meeting Poster Prizes were awarded to:

Shaun Kit Lung Quah (University of Cambridge) View Poster
"Great conference with interesting talks and a friendly crowd. One of my favourite conferences of the year."

Nazanin Doostdar (University of Manchester) View Poster

Siri Ranlund (King's College London) View Poster
"This was the first time I attended BAP and I really enjoyed the conference, it had a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The sessions were great with talks and posters covering a wide range of topics."

Erdem Pulcu (University of Oxford) View Poster
"The annual summer meetings of the BAP provide a vibrant environment for young researchers to discuss their work with their peers and leading researchers across psychopharmacology, psychiatry and cognitive neuroscience. It is a great opportunity to be a part of such a distinguished scientific community; I came back home with splendid memories, a clinical poster award and resonating questions about my work!"


President's Poster Prizes

2017 Winners: Abhishekh Ashok and Ceren Ozkartal (not at dinner)
2017 Winners: Abhishekh Ashok and Ceren Ozkartal (not at dinner)

The 2017 President's Poster Prizes were awarded to:

Ceren Ozkartal (Marmara University)

Abhishekh Ashok (King's College London)
"BAP conference provided an excellent platform to showcase my research findings and to receive feedback."


Robert Kerwin International Conference Bursaries

2017 Winners: Vincent Valton and Laith Alexander (collected by Angela Roberts)
2017 Winners: Vincent Valton and Laith Alexander (collected by Angela Roberts)

The 2017 Robert Kerwin International Conference Bursaries were awarded to:

Vincent Valton (University College London)
"The BAP annual summer meeting is always a great scientific conference that I look forward to attend every year. This was my fourth time at the BAP meeting, and as always, the quality of the science was excellent!"

Laith Alexander (University of Cambridge)


Hannah Steinberg BAP Conference Bursary

2017 Winner: Joanna Oladipo
2017 Winner: Joanna Oladipo

The 2017 Hannah Steinberg BAP Conference Bursary was awarded to:

Joanna Oladipo (University of Manchester)
"The BAP summer meeting 2017 was a great opportunity for neuroscientists and clinicians to showcase their work with stimulating sessions on a range of topics. What stands out from this meeting is the relaxed and friendly atmosphere that enables people to network across all levels of career status. As a student you are made to feel very much a part of the BAP community!"


BAP Public Communication Prizes

2017 Winners: Anna McLaughlin and Stephen Lawrie
2017 Winners: Anna McLaughlin and Stephen Lawrie

The 2017 BAP Public Communication Prizes were awarded to:

Anna McLaughlin (King's College London)

Stephen Lawrie (Edinburgh)
"The BAP Summer Meeting is one of the best academic meetings, scientifically and socially, every year. The quality of the science is always strong, as good as any meeting anywhere, and relevant to clinical practice as a psychiatrist. The atmosphere is extremely convivial and very trainee friendly – a bit like a large and happy family. Catching up with old friends and colleagues year on year is an ever increasing pleasure."


RCPsych/BAP Poster Prizes

2017 Winners: Thomas Barnes and Camilla Nord
2017 Winners: Thomas Barnes and Camilla Nord

The 2017 RCPsych/BAP Poster Prizes were awarded to:

Thomas Barnes (Imperial College London)

Camilla Nord (University College London)
"This is the seventh BAP Summer Meeting I have attended, and I had a brilliant experience. The symposia were fantastic this year, and I met several scientists with whom I hope to collaborate in future."