IPEM Members winning external awards

We want to recognise members who have won an external award or prize and here we feature members who we know have won an award. If you have won an external award or prize then please contact communications@ipem.ac.uk so we can feature you too.

   

2019

 
Institute of Physics award
Dr Dimitra Darambara, team leader, Multimodality Molecular Imaging in the Department of Physics at the Institute of Cancer Research, the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, was the recipient of the Philips Award from the Institute of Physics for her work in raising the profile of medical physics. 
 


Royal Academy of Engineering award
Professor John Crowe, a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Nottingham, was part of the team to be awarded the Colin Campbell Mitchell Award by the Royal Academy of Engineering for developing the world’s first wireless foetal monitor.

 
Asian Apprenticeship awards
Ahmar Iqbal, an Associate Member and a third year Level 3 Engineering Apprentice with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, won the Health, Medical and Social Care category at the Asian Apprenticeship awards.
 
Institute of Physics award
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.
 
 

Chief Scientific Officer Healthcare Science awards
Lifetime Achievement award: Professor Mark Tooley, IPEM 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.


Honorary Fellowship of the Academy for Healthcare Science
Three members have been made Honorary Fellows of the Academy for Healthcare Science:
Professor David Brettle, Past President of IPEM, 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.
 
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
 

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 four or five 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.

 

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. 
 

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: Professor Dan 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. 
 

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.
 

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 Trust.
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. 
 

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 brain stimulation.

 
 

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
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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. 
 

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. 
 

Chief Scientific Officer Healthcare Science Awards 
Matthew Dunn, Head of Radiology Physics at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, won a special award for Public Engagement.

 

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 
 

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. 
 

HSJ Innovations awards
Professor David Brettle, Head of Medical Physics and Engineering, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, for promoting cutting edge innovation (including establishing the IPEM research and innovation awards).
Robin Holmes, medical imaging physicist and post-doctoral research fellow, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, for developing realistic phantoms using 3D printers. 
 
 

Advancing Healthcare Awards
Julie Kempton (nee Wooldridge), Clinical Scientist at Leicester Royal Infirmary, and colleagues for designing an Electrodiagnostic picture book for young patients.
Jo Young, Cornelius Lewis, Ian Morgan and colleagues, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for inspiring the workforce of the future.  

 

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 Organization for Medical Physics 50th Anniversary award
Professor David Thwaites, of the University of Sydney. These awards recognise 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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