Past Winners  (last 5 years)

  To read about the 2019 Gold Medal and Early Career Award winners click here, for 2018 click here, and for 2017 click here.
  Healthcare Gold Medal
  2019   Huda Al Naemi,  State of Qatar
  2018   Colin Martin, Glasgow 
  2017   Cornelius Lewis, London
  2016   Philip Cosgriff, Boston

Academic Gold Medal

  2019  Panicos Kyriacou, London
  2018  Martin Graves, Cambridge    
  2017   David John Lurie, University of Aberdeen    
  2016   David Andrew Bradley, University of Surrey  
  Innovation Gold Medal
  2019  Andrew Beavis, Hull
  2018  Daniel Clark, Nottingham
  2017   David Gow, Edinburgh
  2016   Not Awarded
  Academic Early Career Award
  2019  Bilal Tahir, Sheffield Univesity
  2018  Kate Ricketts, University College, London 
  2017  Tracy Underwood, University College, London
  2016  Richard Axell, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
  Healthcare Early Career Award
  2019 Emmanuel Akinluyi, London
  2018 Jim Daniel, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
  2017 Not awarded
  2016 Ewan Eadie, Ninewell Hospital, Dundee 
  Innovation Early Career Award
  2019  Not Awarded
  2018  Not Awarded
  2017  Mohammed Atari
  2016  Jonathan Taylor, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield 


Spiers' Award for Outreach

  2019   Lauren Urquhart, Dundee  
  2018   David Randall, Sheffield, for Outreach  
  2017   Elizabeth Kapasa, Leeds, for Outreach  
  2016   Belinda Ball, Salisbury, for Outreach  
  2015   Paul Booker, Nottingham, for Outreach  


The Roy Ellis Patient Benefit Award

  2019     Professor David Brettle for the Little Linac  

2018     Jennifer Walsh-O'Donovan 
For developing information for patients and promoting their involvement in the service to the ultimate benefit of all patients

  2017     Jonathan Ashmore and Cormac McGrath:  for an App developed for Android and iOS to prepare paediatric patients at King’s College Hospital and the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children for their upcoming MRI scan.  

2016/    Not Awarded

  The Keith Boddy Prize   (for best paper in SCOPE)  
  2019   Dr Mandy Price for her article: Experience of working with a disability Vol 27 Issue 2

2018   Awarded jointly to: 
Ellen Donovan for her article in SCOPE entitled Preparing for an NIHR research training award application
and Philip Cosgriff, David Willis, Paul Ganney, Allan Green and Richard Trouncer for their SCOPE article Requirements Specification Vol 26 Issue 3

  2017   Robert Ross, for SCOPE article Software Quality Management: I know how to program  
  2016   Stuart Green and Paul Sanghera for SCOPE article Proton Radiotherapy: hype, fiction and a few facts  
  2015   Kate Ricketts and Gary Royle, Reading for SCOPE article paRTner: UK-Africa partnership for radiotherapy  

Medical Physics and Engineering Conference (MPEC) Prizes


President's Prize (for best oral presentation)

  2019    Timothy Taylor,  UK Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Study 2019  
  2018    Anna Gardiner,  Is the Use of the anode-heel effect better than a gonad shield in paediatric radiography?  
  2017    Awarded jointly to : Mrs Cara Cooper, Hear Glue Ear: Horizontal innovation to providee hearing for children with Glue Ear 
Mr Matthew Smith, Biomechanical Analysis of Balloon Eustachian Tuboplasty.
  2016    Susan Maquire A different field for physicists: first experience of pitch side radiological medical physics support  
  2015    Slavik Tabakov The Pioneering of e-Learning in Medical Physics  


Trainee's Prize (for best oral presentation by a Trainee)

  2019    Yunzhou Xia   Proton arc therapy improves plan quality in the presence of range and setup uncertainties compared to Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy  

2018    Awarded jointly to
Dina Roshd,
VMAT Planning for the Internal Mammary Chain
and Sarah Williams, Dosimetric Investigation and Optimisation of Liver Radioembolisation using 90Y Microspheres

  2017    Conor Macdonald Shear Wave Elastography (SWE) and Velocity Bector Imaging (VVI) as predictive markers of arterio-venous fistula outcomes: preliminary results.  
  2016    Nicola Laverick Development of a RapidPlan TM Model for use in the treatment of gynaecological cancers  
  2015    Glen Whitten, Preliminary analysis of in-vivo transit dosimetry for TrueBeam linear accelerators using integrated images for VMAT prostate patients.  


Poster Prize

  2019   Barry Park Investigation and correction of a source of systematic bias in expected dose calculation for diode in vivo dosimetry  
  2018   Matthew Bolt, Comparison of beam output drift for Varian Clinacs and Truebeams: Do Truebeams require more frequent recalibration   
  2017   Poppy Turner, Development of an ultrasound phantom for investigating brain tissue pulsations generated by the major cerebral arteries  

2016   1st Prize: Marios Sotiropoulos - Influence of the geometrical arrangement of the gold nanoparticles for the calculation of the local dose enhancement in gold nanoparticle enhanced Proton Therapy
2nd Prize: Graham Lockwood - Investigating radiotherapy breast tumour bed boosts
3rd Prize: Michael Manley - Daylight PDT dosimetry using EBT3 Gafchromic film.

  2015    Helen Davison, The Effect of Patient Movement on Quantification Accuracy in DaTSCAN Imaging.  


   Other Prizes  
 UK Imaging and Oncology Conference Poster Prize  
   2019    Jonathan Wyatt, Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust MR only Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer  
   2018    Not Awarded  
   2017    Frances Charlwood, Philip Whitehurst, Robert Chuter, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Simulation of Interplay effects in lung VMAT using dose deformation tools  
   2016    Not Awarded  
   2015    Tim Wood, Craig Moore, Andrew Stephens, John Saunderson, Andy Beavis   Standardisation and Optimisation of CT Protocols using the Phillips CV DoseRight 2.0 automatic exposure control system  

Journal Prizes


The Nightingale Prize


2019   Not Awarded

  2018     H Azami, A Fernandez, J Escudero: Refined multiscale fuzzy entropy based on standard deviation for biomedical signal analysis  Institute for Digital Communications, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh and Departamento de Psiquiatria y Psicologia, Medica, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain  
  2017   Mansik Jeon, Kim Jeesu, Kim Chulhong: Multiplane spectroscopic whole body photoacoustic imaging of small animals in vivo.  Departments of Creative IT Engineering and Electrical Engineering, Future IT Innovation Laboratory, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea.  Med.Bio.Eng.Comput. Vol 54 (2-3): 283-94, 2016 DOI 10.1007/s11517-014-1182-6   
  2016    Alireza Karimi, Mahdi Navidbakhsh, Hiroshi Yamada, Reza Razaghi: A nonlinear finite element simulation of balloon expandable stent for assessment of plaque vulnerability inside a stenotic artery.   (School of Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran; Department of Biological Functions Engineering, Graduate School of Life Science and Systems Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu, Japan) Med Biol Eng Comput 2014;52:589-599.  DOI: 10.1007/s11517-014-1163-9   
  2015   Jesus Lazaro, Eduardo Gil, Raquel Bailon, Ana Minchole, Pablo Laguna:  Deriving respiration from photoplethsmographic pulse width   (Aragon Institute of Engineering Research Universidad de Zaragoza, and Centro de Investigacion Biomedica en Reden Bioingenierıa, Zaragoza, Spain)    Med Biol Eng Comput 2013;51:233-242.  DOI 10.1007/s11517-012-0954-0  


The Martin Black Prize

  2019    John Prince1, Siddharth Arora2 and Maarten de Vos1, 1Department of Engineering Science, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; 2 Somerville College, University of Oxford  Big data in Parkinson's disease: using smartphones to remotely detect longitudinal disease phenotypes  
  2018    Paul Hamelmann112213 and 1  1 Department of Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, 5612 AP Eindhoven, Netherlands

2 Philips Research, 5656 AE Eindhoven, Netherlands

3 Máxima Medical Center, 5504 DB Veldhoven, Netherlands 
Improved ultrasound transducer positioning by fetal heart location estimation during Doppler based heart rate measurements’ Physiol. Meas. 38 1821
  2017    Peter H Charlton, Timothy Bonnici, Lionel Tarassenko, David A Clifton, Richard Beale and Peter J Watkinson 2016 Physiol. Meas. 37 610
An assessment of algorithms to estimate respiratory rate from the electrocardiogram and photoplethysmogram
  2016   Stephanie Parragh, Bernhard Hametner, Martin Bachler, Thomas Weber, Bernd Eber and Siegfried Wassertheurer Non-invasive wave reflection quantification in patients with reduced ejection fraction.       
  2015    L Tarassenko, M Villarroel, A Guazzi, J Jorge, D A Clifton and C Pugh: Non contact video-based vital sign monitoring using ambient light and auto-regressive models  


The Jack Perkins Prize


2019     Carlos Benalcazar-Parra  YeLinYiyao;  Javier Garcia-Casad;  Rogelio Monfort-Orti; Jose Alberola-Rubio,  Alfredo Perales; Gema Prats-Boluda 
Electrohysterographic characterization of the uterine myoelectrical response to labor  Induction  


2018    Diego Gallo, Orestis Vardoulis, Pierre Monney, Davide Piccini, Panagiotis Antiochos, Juerg Schwitter, Nikolaos Stergiopulos, Umberto Morbiducci    Cardiovascular morphometry with high-resolution 3D magnetic resonance: First application to left ventricle diastolic dysfunction   

  2017    Kathrin Müller, Dmitry A. Fedosov, and Gerhard Gompper  Understanding particle margination in blood flow - A step toward optimized drug delivery systems MEDICAL ENGINEERING & PHYSICS    
  2016    Pedro G Coelho, Scott J Hollister, Colleen L Flanagan and Paulo R Fernandes, LAETA, IDMEC, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universideade de Lisboa, Portugal. Bioresorbable scaffolds for bone tissue engineering: Optimal design, fabrication, mechanical testing and scale-size effects.  
  2015    D, Martin-Martinez, P Casaseca-de-la-Higuera, J M Andres-de-Llano, J R Garmendia-Leiza, S Alberola-Lopez; C Alberola-Lopez  Automatic detection of wakefulness and rest intervals in actigraphic signals: A data-driven approach  


The Roberts' Prize

  2019    Sonja M Schellhammer, Aswin L Hoffmann, Sebastian Gantz, Julien Smeets, Erik van der Kraaij, Sebastien Quets, Stefan Pieck, Leonhard Karsch and Jorg Pawelke ,   OncoRay- National Center for Radiation Research in Oncology, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden, Helmoholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Dresden, Germany  Integrating a low-field open MR scanner with a static proton research beam line: proof of concept   

2018    E Ford1, , , , , , , , , , G Laramore and N Mayr,  Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Washington, USA
An image-guided precision proton radiation platform for preclinical in vivo research

  2017    Nathan McDannold, Margaret Livingstone, Can Barış Top, Jonathan Sutton, Nick Todd and Natalia Vykhodtseva   Preclinical evaluation of a low-frequency transcranial MRI-guided focused ultrasound system in a primate model Phys. Med. Biol. 61 7664   
  2016   J  Rahmer, A Halkola, B Gleich, I Schmale and J Borgert  First experimental evidence of the feasibility of multi-color magnetic particle imaging
  2015    Jean Provost, Clement Papadacci, Juan Esteban Arango, Marion Imbault, Mathias Fink, Jean-Luc Gennisson, Mickael Tanter and Mathieu Pernot.  3D ultrafast ultrasound imaging in vivo  




J Rahmer, A Halkola, B Gleich, I Schmale and J Borgert First experimental evidence of the feasibility of multi-color magnetic particle imaging

J Rahmer, A Halkola, B Gleich, I Schmale and J Borgert First experimental evidence of the feasibility of multi-color magnetic particle imaging

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