2019: Institute of Physics awards
IPEM Fellow Professor David Hawkes was awarded the prestigious Peter Mansfield Prize and Medal by the Institute of Physics to recognise and reward his contribution to physics.
2019: Chief Scientific Officer Healthcare Science awards
Lifetime Achievement award: Professor Mark Tooley, IPEM's President.
Rising Star award: Sofia Kordolaimi, a medical physicist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Excellence in Workforce Development award: Ela Bardan, Deputy Head of Clinical Engineering at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
2019: Honorary Fellowship of the Academy for Healthcare Science
Three members have been made Honorary Fellows of the Academy for Healthcare Science:
Professor David Brettle, immediate Past President of the Institute, and Head of Medical Physics and Engineering at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
Theresa Fail, a vascular scientist at University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust.
Michael Thomas, principal radiotherapy physicist at the Institute of Cancer Research at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.
2018: Science Council CPD award
Clinical Scientist Joe O'Brien, of Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, won the Science Council CPD award.
2018: ISMRM Fellowship
IPEM Fellow Dr Martin Graves, a Clinical Scientist at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been made a Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, for his contribution in oncological and vessel wall imaging and MRI education & training.
2018: ESTRO Lifetime Achievement Award
IPEM Fellow Professor David Thwaites of the University of Sydney has been awarded the ESTRO Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his major contributions to advancing radiotherapy in Europe. ESTRO award 4 or 5 of these per year, mostly to oncologists, so this is significant recognition of a medical physicist's contribution to radiation oncology research, development, education and professional standards. ESTRO is the leading European scientific and professional organisation for Radiation Oncology, with more than 7000 members comprising mainly Radiation Oncologists, but also medical physicists, radiobiologists and radiation therapists. Its mission includes promoting innovation, research, education and professional standards in the field and also dissemination of science into clinical practice to improve patient treatment and outcomes in the multimodality treatment of cancer and the award is across these criteria.
2018: BNMS Norman Veall Medal
IPEM Fellow Dr Roger Staff, Head of Imaging Physics at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, was presented with the Norman Veall Medal, which is awarded annually by the British Nuclear Medicine Society Council to a scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to the science and/or practice of nuclear medicine in the United Kingdom.
2018: Chief Scientific Officer Healthcare Science awards
Healthcare Scientist of the Year: IPEM Fellow Dr Ranald Mackay, Director Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester.
Lifetime Achievement award: Dr Keith Ison OBE, Fellow and former IPEM President.
Excellence in Research award: IPEM Fellow Professor Paul White, Head of Clinical Engineering at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Innovation in Healthcare Delivery award: Dr Jonathan Ashmore, of Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, and Dr Cormac McGrath, lead MRI Clinical Scientist for the Northern Ireland Regional Medical Physics Service.
Equality and Diversity in Leadership award: IPEM Fellow Dr Keith Langmack, Head of Radiotherapy Physics at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Developing Partnerships to Improve Outcomes award: Dr Daniel Clark, Head of Clinical Engineering at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
2017: BIR/GE Healthcare Radiation Safety Travel award
Mark Worrall, a Radiation Protection Adviser at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, won the inaugural BIR/GE Healthcare Radiation Safety Travel Award for his work on the creation of a computational model to accurately estimate the thickness of an attenuator from a single digital radiograph.
2017: International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society Young Investigator award
Affiliate Member Alexis Dimitriadis, a PhD student at the University of Surrey, was presented with the Young Investigator Award at the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society Congress in Montreux.
2017: Chief Scientific Officer Healthcare Science awards
Healthcare Scientist of the Year: IPEM Fellow Professor Paul White, Head of Clinical Engineering at Cambridge
University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Lifetime Achievement award: Dr Christopher Gibson, former IPEM President.
Rising Star award: Glafkos Havariyoun, a trainee Clinical Scientist at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation
Science and Engineering Engagement award: the team at Southbank University Technical College, which was
collected by IPEM Fellow Joanne Young.
2016: IOMP John Mallard Award
Professor Paul Marsden,professor of PET physics and Director of Medical Physics at King's College London
and Guy's and St Thomas' PET Centre, became the first recipient of the inaugural John Mallard Award for
excellence in medical physics by the International Organization for Medical Physics.
2016: Elsevier International Brain Stimulation Award
Professor Tony Barker, an IPEM Fellow and pioneer of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of the brain, became
the first recipient of this new international award, which acknowledges outstanding contributions to the field of
2016: Society of Radiographer's Silver Medal
This was awarded to IPEM Fellow Professor Andy Beavis, Head of Radiation Physics at Hull and East Yorkshire
Hospitals NHS Trust.
2016: Advancing Healthcare Awards
Trainee cardiac physiologist Stephanie Smith and her colleague Stuart Allen, of the Central Manchester University
Hospitals NHS Trust, won the Patients as Partners in Science category.
2016: Chief Scientific Officer Healthcare Science awards
Healthcare Scientist of the Year: IPEM Fellow Professor Wendy Tindale OBE, consultant Clinical Scientist and Scientific
Director at the University of Sheffield.
Rising Star award: Anthony Higgins, a Clinical Scientist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
2015: WISE Awards
Jennifer Walsh-O'Donovan, of NHS Lothian, won the Hero Award for her work as a clinical scientist and rehabilitation
bioengineer in the Southeast Mobility and Rehabilitation Technology Centre in Edinburgh.
Stephany Baladas, an assistant clinical technologist apprentice at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, won
the Girl Award for achievements by a girl under 18 whose passion for science and technology inspires others.
2015: Chief Scientific Officer Healthcare Science Awards
Matthew Dunn, Head of Radiology Physics at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, won a special award for
2015: Advancing Healthcare Awards
Michelle Hughes (Macmillan patient information and support radiographer) and Victoria Sykes (team lead radiographer)
at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. Highly Commended for their project aimed at giving patients a more
thorough understanding of the processes involved in radiotherapy.
2014 ESTRO Emmanuel van der Schueren Award
Awarded to Professor David Thwaites of the University of Sydney in recognition of his scientific excellence and significant contributions to education, research and practice in ESTRO and in Europe
2014: IET Achievement Award
Professor Alan Murray
Professor of Cardiovascular Physics, University of Newcastle
In recognition of significant contributions to medical device research, development, design and clinical use
2014: HSJ Innovations awards
Professor David Brettle
Head of Medical Physics and Engineering, Leeds Teaching Hospital
For promoting cutting edge innovation (including establishing the IPEM research and innovation awards)
Medical imaging physicist and post-doctoral research fellow, University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust
For developing realistic phantoms using 3d printers
2014: Advancing Healthcare Awards
Julie Kempton (nee Wooldridge) and colleagues
Clinical scientist at Leicester Royal Infirmary
For designing a Electrodiagnostics picture book for young patients
Jo Young, Cornelius Lewis and Ian Morgan and colleagues
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
For inspiring the workforce of the future.
2014: Science Council: UK’s top 100 practising scientists
Professor Andy Beavis
Consultant Medical Physicist and Head of Radiation Physics at the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
He combines a leadership and management role in service delivery at an NHS hospital with teaching a new generation of scientists. He is also an entrepreneur, who has developed virtual simulation technology to enable therapy radiographer trainees to learn and practice their skills safely.
Dr Chris Gibson
Head of the National School of Healthcare Science and Professional Lead for Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering
He is also the Scientific Director for NHS South of England (Central), and a past President of IPEM. His work in the education of the next generation of healthcare scientists is helping to ensure the safe, effective and innovative treatment of patients both now and in the future.
Professor Peter Wells CBE
Distinguished Research Professor, Cardiff University School of Medicine
A researcher in clinical engineering, internationally recognised for his accomplishments in medical ultrasonics. He has successfully combined a research and development career with the application of his discoveries to public and patient benefit. He is a past President of IPEM.
Dr Heather Williams
Senior Medical Physicist for the Central Manchester NHS Hospitals Trust
As well as her hospital work, she is an honorary lecturer at Manchester University and an advocate for encouraging girls and women into science careers. She is a founder and the Director of ScienceGrrl - a broad-based, grassroots organisation celebrating and supporting women in science.
2013: International Organisation of Medical Physics (IOMP) 50th Anniversary Award
Professor David Thwaites of the University of Sydney. These awards recognised 50 medical physicists deemed to have made outstanding international contributions to medical physics within the 50 years of the organisation's existence. These were judged on criteria linked to IOMP's mission (research and scientific contributions, including impact on clinical service developments; contributions to education and training; and professional contributions, including to IOMP itself.
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