Past Winners 

 

Healthcare Gold Medal
2016   Philip Cosgriff, Boston
 

Academic Gold Medal

2016

David Andrew Bradley, University of Surrey
 
Innovation Gold Medal
2016  Not Awarded
 
Academic Early Career Award
2016  Richard Axell, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge 
 
Healthcare Early Career Award
2016  Ewan Eadie, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
 
Innovation Early Career Award
2016  Jonathan Taylor, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
 
IPEM Travel Award (This award was discontinued in 2016 and replaced by the International Travel Grants)
2015  Richard Speight, Leeds  
2014  Not Awarded
2013  Beatrice Berthon, Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff
 
IPEM/AAPM Travel Award (This award was discontinued in 2013 and replaced by the IPEM Travel Award)
2012  Therese Soderlund, University College, London  

2011

Christopher Boylan, Manchester  

2010

Young K Lee, Sutton, Surrey

2009

Lorna Tasker

2008

Not Awarded

2007

Andrew Reilly, Edinburgh

2006

Not Awarded

2005

Catherine Coolens, London

IPEM/RCP Essay Prize (This prize has been discontinued)

2015  Not Awarded  
2014  Not Awarded  
2013 Ceri Ramtohul and Juan Valle, Christie Hospital, Manchester: Combination Therapy of 177 Lu and 90Y Dotatate for Treatment of Neuroendocrine Cancer  

2012

Not Awarded

2011  Not Awarded   

2010

Charlotte Platten, Jonathan Wylie, Fiona Wood: A Dimensionally realistic manikin for the assessment of the resuscitation equipment and techniques used on premature infants  

2009

Panayiotis Kyriacou and Andy Petros : The first Oesophageal Miniaturized pulse oximeter for use in neonates

2008

Not Awarded 

2007

Margaret O'Hara : Non-Invasive Diagnosis? Don't hold your Breath!

2006

Paul White, Rajesh Kharbanda & Andrew Redington : Development of a Technique to Measure Heart Function Immediately after a Non Surgical Closure of an Atrial Septal Defect

2005

Not Awarded

2004

Dr D W Davies and Dr M A Tooley

The Founders' Award for Research (This award has been discontinued)

2015 Damianos Christophides, Maidstone  
2014 Kumar Ramnarine, Leicester  
2013 Not Awarded  

2012

David Eaton, London

2011 Not Awarded  
2010 Not Awarded  

2009

Andrew Reilly, Oxford

2008

Not Awarded

2007

Not Awarded

2006

Not Awarded 

2005

Not Awarded 

Spiers' Award for Outreach

2016 Belinda Ball, Salisbury District Hospital  
2015 Paul Booker, Nottingham  
2014 Joanne Young, London   
2013 Rosie Richards, Stanmore, Middlesex  

2012

William Beasley, Manchester

2011 Elizabeth Tunnicliffe, Oxford   
2010 Stephe Wastling,  

2009

Roxanne Potts, 

2008

Gavin Wright,

2007

Not Awarded

2006

Not Awarded

2005

Miss E Bowers, Newcastle Upon Tyne

The Manufacturers' Award for Innovation (This prize was discontinued in 2016)

2015

Beatrice Berthon, Cardiff

2014 Stephen O'Connor, Bedfordshire  
2013 Not Awarded  
2012 Not Awarded  
2011 Vicky Curling, London: A study of the occupant restraint path in a bespoke seating system  

2010

Not Awarded

2009 

Professor Andrew Beavis: Virtual reality environments for training and education in radiotherapy

2008

Dr Panayiotis Kyriacou, London: Novel miniaturised oesophageal pulse oximetry sensor

2007

The Cardiovascular Physics and Engineering Research Group, Regional Medical Physics Department, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne: Multi-site PPG pulse system

2006

Bill Allan, Caroline May, Anne Hurren, Peter Samuel, Charles Kennedy: Sunderland air pressure meter

2005

Ben Heller and Paul Bacon: Sway pen
Iain Chambers and Andy Clark: Pupilometer

     

The Roy Ellis Patient Benefit Award

2015

Not Awarded 

2014  Laura Martin, Bath  
2013 Not Awarded  
2012 Kate Jones, Cardiff: Development of an Engineering Protocol for achieving the optimum configuration of manual wheelchairs for better energy efficiency for frail or elderly carers pushing the wheelchair; taking into account static stability  
2011 Not Awarded   

2010

Lucy Wills, Cardiff: Effect of Planning Algorithms in oesophageal radiotherapy in the context of the SCOPE 1 Trial

2009

Not Awarded

2008

Not Awarded

2007

Not Awarded

2006

Mary Halewood, Newcastle upon Tyne: The Nuclear Medicine 'Superscan' 

2005

Not Awarded

 The Keith Boddy Prize  
 2016 Robert Ross, for SCOPE article Software Quality Management: I know how to program  
 2015 Stuart Green and Paul Sanghera for SCOPE article Proton Radiotherapy: hype, fiction and a few facts  
 2014 Kate Ricketts and Gary Royle, Reading for SCOPE article paRTner: UK-Africa partnership for radiotherapy  
 2013 Not awarded  
 2012 Francis Duck, Bath, for series of historical articles in SCOPE.  
 2011 Jennifer Freeman, for a series of tutorial on medical statistics in SCOPE.  
     

Annual Scientific Meeting Prizes

President's Prize

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  
2014  Christie McComb, Assessment of Longitudinal Changes in Contractile Function using DENSE in Patient with Myocardial Infarction  
2013 John Frame, Glasgow Absolute dose calibration for operation of the flattening-filter free mode of a truebeam linac  
2012

Jim Daniel, Middlesbrough: Re-calibration of Elekta XVI cone-beam CT images for adaptive radiotherapy using a percentile mapping technique

Julia Snaith, Teddington: Electronic portal imaging device charterisation in clinical photon beams over the energy range 4 to 25MV

 

2011

N Stone, M Kerssens, M Sattlecker, R Baker, P Matousek, K Rogers: Probing disease-specific breast calcification using light  

2010

Aaron Jerling: Development of a fibre optic hydrophone for the characterisation of diagnostic and therapeutic medical ultrasound

2009*

Alison Scott: Modelling and measuring small radiotherapy photon fields; and

Mary Cocker: Time and spatially-varying magnetic fields measured around a 3T magnet: are the proposed occupational limits exceeded?

2008

Emma Bowers: Getting to the heart of the matter of catheter placement in neonates

2007

Clare Bernard: Quantifying bone structure using 3.0 Tesla MRI

2006 

Dr J Finlay Royal United Hospital, Bath: 3D ultrasound imaging of mammary ducts in the breasts of lactating women

2005

Mr D Eaton Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge: Topology and optimization of objective functions in treatment planning 

 

Trainee's Prize

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.  
2014 Dan Welsh, Can the Edinburgh Pipe Phantom be used to detect failed elements on phased array ultrasound transducers.  
2013 Megan A Wood, University of Wisconsin Medical Radiation Research Centre: Assessing the use of ionization chambers for flattening-filter-free beam characterization using measurement and Monte Carlo methods.  (Young Investigator Prize)  
2012 Siobhan McVey, Dundee: Eye doses for interventional operators: are they a problem?
2011 D Darios, M Bidmead, C Nalder: Anisotrophy measurement for HRD 192lr brachytherapy source using radiochromic films

2010

Ian Seedhouse: A mathematical model for the measurement of peak skin dose delivered during an interventional cardiac procedure

2009

Dr Jonathan Ashmore : Optimised DTI Tractography of the optic radiation for pre-surgical planning in brain tumour patients

2008

Stephen Critchley : Collecting dosimetric data to compare the accuracy of treatment planning algorithms at lung boundary

2007

Christina Agnew : Wavelet Analysis of Non time Stationary Blood Velocity Waveforms

2006

Miss H Coward Kent : Development of a dynamic phantom for validation of Renogram analysis software in nuclear medicine

2005

Miss S Elphick Bristol : Quantification of Postural Sway

Poster Prize

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.  
2014  Alison Vinall, A Process for Approaching the Streamlining of Patient Specific QA for IMRT & VMAT Treatments  
2013 V E Orel, T Mitrelias, M Tselepi, N A Nikolov, A Y Rykhalskiy, N N Dzyatkovskya, A V Romanov, C H W Barnes, I B Schepotin, National Cancer Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine:  Magnetic Nanotherapeutics of Guerin Carcinoma  
2012 Mohammad Al Sa'd, Manchester: Software suite for 3D dose verification
2011 A Rashidnasab, M Yip, K Young, K Wells: Simulation of breast lesions

2010

B Tahir, C Bragg, S Lawless, M Hatton, R Ireland Dosimetric evaluation of inspriation and expiration breath-hold for intensity modulated radiotherapy planning of non-small cell lung cancer

2009

Not Awarded

2008 

Not Awarded

2007

D R Wills : Some Monte Carlo applications for Radiotherapy

2006

Miss S Razaq Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust : Measurements of induced activity from a 15MV Varian linear accelerator

2005

Ms L Spackman Great Ormond Street Hospital, London : Can normal variations in behaviour damage vSERP's

     

Journal Prizes

The Nightingale Prize

2015

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 

2014 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  
2013 Cristina Crespo, Mateo Aboy, Jose Ramon Fernandez, Artemio Mojon: Automatic identification of activity rest periods based on actigraph   (EERE Department, Oregon Institute of Technology, Portland, USA; Bioengineering and Chronobiology Laboratories, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain)   Med Biol Eng Comput 2012;50:329-340.   DOI 10.1007/s11517-012-0875-y  
2012 S Portnoy, N Vuillerme, Y Paya, A Gefen: Clinical oriented real-time monitoring of the individual's risk for deep tissue injury
2011 C Guerro-Mosquera, A Malanda-Trigueros, J Iriate-Franco, A Navia-Vazquez: New feature extraction approach for epileptic EEG signal detection using time-frequency distributions

2010

L P Li, J T M Cheung, W Herzog, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada: Three-dimensional fibril-reinforced finite element model of articular cartilage

2009

Hui-Sun Huang, Yi-Hui Lee, Hsiao-Lung Chan, Yong-Ping Wang, Chi-Hsiang Huang, Shou-Zen Fan, University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan Chang-Gung University Tao-Yuan, Taiwan : Using a short-term parameter of heart rate variability to distinguish awake from isoflurane anesthetic states

2007 

M Nielsen, E Kamavuako, M M Andersen, M-F Lucas and D Farina Aalborg University, Denmark  : Optimal Wavelets for Biomedical Signal CompressionMBEC, 2006, 44 (7) 561-568

2006 

L A Bradshaw, A Myers, W O Richards, W Drake, J P Wikswo Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA : Vector projection of biomagnetic fieldsMBEC, 2005 43, 85-93

2005

Y Yang, J Magnay, L Cooling, J J Cooper, A Curtis and A J El Haj Centre for Science&Technology in Medicine, School of Medicine, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK : The effects of substrate characteristics on bone cell response to the mechanical environmentMed. Biol. Eng. Comput. 42 22-29 (2004)

The Martin Black Prize

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  
2014 B Sanchez, E Louarroudi, E Jorge, J Cinca, R Bragos and R Pintelon: A new measuring and identification approach for time-varying bioimpedance using multisine electrical impedance spectroscopy.  
2013 H Lee, C G Rusin, D E Lake, M T Clark, L Guin, T J Smoot, A O Paget-Brown, B D Vergales, J Kattwinkel, J R Moorman and J B Delos: A new Algorithm for detecting central apnea in neonates
2012 D Zheng, A Murray,  Peripheral arterial volume distensibility: Significant differences with age and blood pressure measured using an applied external pressure
2011 M O Mendez, J Corhout, S Van Huffel, M Matteucci, T Penzel, S Cerutti, M Bianchi: Automatic screening of obstructive sleep apnea from the ECG based on empirical mode decomposition and wavelet analysis

2010

A Adler, J Arnold, R Bayford, A B Borsic B Brown, P Dixon, T J C Faes, I Frerichs, H Gagnon, Y Garber, B Grychtol, G Hahn, W Lionheart, A Malik, R Patterson, J Stocks, A Tizzard, N Weiler, G Wolf: For GREIT: a unified approach to 2D linear EIT reconstruction of lung images

2009

Qiao Li, Roger Mark, Dr Gari Clifford Harvard-MT Division of Health Sceicnes and Technology, Cambridge MA, USA : A robust fetal ECG detection method for abdominal recordings   Robust heart rate estimation from multiple asynchronous noisy sources using signal quality indices and a Kalman Filter

2008

S M Martens, C Rabotti, M Mischi and R J Sluijter Dept of Electrical Engineering, University of Technology Eindhoven & Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven, The Netherlands : A Robust fetal ECG detection method for abdominal recordings

2007

T Olbrich, D O Williams, J C Doig and A Murray Freeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne : In vivo assessment of coronary artery angioplasty and stent deployment from balloon pressure-volume dataPhysiol. Meas. 27 2006 213-22

2006

Jonathan S Maltz and Thomas F Budinger Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, USA : Evaluation of arterial endothelial function using transit times of artificially induced pulsesPhysiol. Meas. 26 3 293-307

2005

Stephen J Beebe, Peter F Blackmore, Jody White, Ravindra P Joshi and Karl H Schoenbach Center for Pediatric Research, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Children's Hospital for King's Daughters, Norfolk, VA, USA : Nanosecond pulsed electric fields modulate cell function through intracellular signal transduction mechanismsPhysiol. Meas. 25 1077-1093 (2004)

The Jack Perkins Prize

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  
2014 Shaoyu Qiao, Ken Joshida: Influence of unit distance and conduction velocity on the spectra of extracellular action potentials recorded with intrafascicular electrodes.  
2013 Per Kristian Eide, Marek Sroka, Aleksandra Wozniak et al: Morphological Characterisation of cardiac induced intracranial pressure (ICP) waves in patients with over drainage of cerebrospinal fluid and negative ICP.  
2012  M Chacon, Claudio Araya, R Panerai: Non-linear multivariate modeling of cerebral hemodynamics with autoregressive support vector machines.  
2011 R Bryan, P S Mohan, A Hopkins, F Galloway, M Taylor, P B Nair: Statistical modelling of the whole human femur incorporating geometric and material properties.

2010

Caroline Lauret, Matej Hrapko, Hans van Dommelen, Gerrit Peters, Jac Wismans, Materials Technology Institute, Eindhoven University of Technology: Optical characterisation of acceleration-induced strain fields in inhomogeneous brain slices

2009

Amit Gefen, Sigal Portnoy, Idit Diamant Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel : Inhomogeneity of tissue-level strain distributions in individual trabeculae: Mathematical model studies of normal and osteoporosis cases.

2008

J Poza, R Hornero, D Abasolo, A Fernandez and M Garcia : Extraction of spectral based measure from MEG background oscillations in Alzheimer's DiseaseInhomogeneity of tissue-level strain distributions in individual trabeculae: Mathematical model studies of normal and osteoporosis cases.

2007

E Biddis and T ChauInstitute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada : Electroactive polymeric sensors in hand prostheses: bending response of an ionic polymer metal compositeMed Eng Phys 28 (6) 568-578 (2006)

2006

S Li and C Kleinstreuer Biomechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering Group, North Carolina State University, USA : Blood flow and structure interactions in a stented abdominal aortic aneurysmMed Eng Phy 27 (5) 369-382 (2005)

2005

A Inmann and M Haughland Alfred E Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA : Implementation of natural sensory feedback in a portable control system for a hand grasp neuroprosthesisMed Eng Phy 26 (6) 449-458 (2004)

The Roberts' Prize

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  
2014   C D Arvanitis, M S Livingstone and N McDonald: Combined Ultrasound and MR imaging to guide focused ultrasound therapies in the brain  
2013 M Defrise, A Rezaei, J Nuyts, Time-of-flight PET data determine the attenuation sinogram up to a constant  
2012 M Hough, P Johnson, D Rajon, D Jokisch, C Lee and W Bolch An image based skeletal dosimetry model for the ICRP reference adult male - internal electron sources

2011

M M Paulides, J F Bakker, M Lnhorst, J van der Zee, Z Rijnen, E Neufeld, PMT Pattynama, PP Jansen, P C Levendag, G C van Rhoon: The clinical feasibility of deep hyperthemia treatment in the head and neck: new challenges for positioning and temperature measurement

2010

Edward, Zhang, Jan Laufer, Barbara Pedley, Paul Beard, University College, London: In vivo high-resolution 3D photoacoustic imaging of superficial vascular anatomy

2009

J P Schlomka, E Roessl, R Dorscheid, S Dill, G Martens, T Istel, C Baumer, C Hermann, R Steadman, G Zeitler, A Livne, R Proksa, Philips Research Europe, Aachen, Germany : Experimental feasbility of multi-energy photo counting K-edge imaging in pre-clinical computed tomography.

2008

E Claridge Mackonis, N Suchowerska, M Zhang, M Ebert, D R McKenzie, M Jackson Dept of Radiation Oncology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Camperdown 2050, NSW, Australia & Dept of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia & Dept of Radiation Oncology, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia : Cellular response to modulated radiation fields

2007

M Kraemer and M ScholzGSI Biophysik, Darmstadt, Germany : Rapid calculation of biological effects in ion radiotherapyPhys. Med. Bio 51 (8) (2006) 1959-1970

2006

Jonathan S Dysart and Michael S Patterson Juravinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada : Characterisation of Photofrin Photobleaching for singlet oxygen dose estimation during photodynamic therapy of MLL Celles in vitroPhys. Med. Biol 50 (2005) 2597-2616

2005 

Tomoaki Nagaoka, Soichi Watanabe, Kiyoko Sakurai, Etsuo Kunieda, Satoshi Watanabe, Masao Taki and Yukio Yamanaka Dept of Medical Engineering, Kitasato University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 1-15-1 Kitasato, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 228-8555, Japan : Development of realistic high-resolution whole-body voxel models of Japanese adult males and females of average height and weight, and application of models to radio-frequency electromagnetic-field dosimetryPhys. Med. Biol. 49 1-15 (2004) 

Other Prizes

UKRC Poster Prize

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 automtic exposure control system  
2014  Xinshan Li, Marco Viceconti, Gwendolen Reilly, Matt Carre, Amaka Offiah: Development of personalised paediatric femra model using CT  
2013 J Fazakerley, R Jones IQ Works: Analysis Tree for Measurement of Square Wave Contrast  
2012 D Foos, D Yankelevitz, X Wang, W Sehnert, J Yorkston, C Henschke: The bucky stops here: redefining the bucky factor for digital portable chest radiography   
2011 A Belfield, S Guest, E Holt, J Kelsall, T Mashinini, C Mitchell, A-M Moran, K Prow, I Sweetman, B Walker: Save our skins, identification and follow-up of patients at risk of skin inufyr from cardiac catheterisation procedures  

2010

Not awarded

2009

CM Alvey and SJ Golding Sofia Michopoulou University College Hospital : Computer aided quantification of lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration in MRI

2008 

S Meeson University of Oxford : Diagnostic Accuracy of Detecting Causes of Abdominal Sepsis with Multi-Slice Computed Tomography

2007 

Rosemary Eaton Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge : AEC Systems in CT: A Regional Dose Audit

2006

D Lavin University College Hospital, Galway : Optimisation of digital radiography systems in diagnostic radiology

2005

A J Reilly Edinburgh Cancer Centre : Investigation of a photographic grade digital camera for the evaluation of image display devices Eponymous Lectures

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