Recent trainee achievements are detailed below. Congratulations to: 

  • Adam Chambers, Honorary Senior Research Associate, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, has been awarded a grant of £24,969 from Bowel Cancer UK.  Adam was co-investigator on the grant with the aim of 'Identifying rectal cancer patients that will respond best to chemoradiotherapy and understanding how Aspirin can improve clinical outcomes’.
  • Our Severn Trainee Anaesthetic Research Group (STAR) has won the 2019  Royal College of Anaesthesia & NIHR Clinical Research Network award.  The STAR group was founded in spring 2013. As a result of this, the opportunities for trainees to participate in national and regional NIHR portfolio studies increased significantly.  E.g. they have recruited 1234 patients NIHR portfolio studies in 2018.  The STAR group's activity continues to expand and there is now a well-attended annual research day.  Especially noteworthy is SWeAT (Satisfaction and Wellbeing in Anaesthetic Trainees), a home-grown STAR project that received NIAA funding and recruited 397 participants  - The results of this trainee welfare projects are of national importance and have just been published as two papers in Anaesthesia.
  • Catherine Hyams, ACF in Respiratory Medicine has been awarded the British Thoracic Society Clinical Grand Round Prize for her case:  Go with the flow: diagnosing a lymphocytic pleural effusion - C Hyams, N A Maskell.  Catherine presented this at the BTS Summer Meeting on 13-14 June, 2019. 
  • Alexander Carpenter, CAT Associate has been awarded an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship under Dr. Andy James at the UoB to study the role of heart rate variability in arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death. Alexander is a cardiology specialist Registrar at the BHI.
  • Anna Mason, CAT Associate has been awarded the best abstract at the UK Kidney week for her recent work done in her Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Clinical Primer.
  • Gulraj Matharu, ACL in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery was one of the team awarded the 1st place prize (in the trauma section) at the EFORT Congress Lisbon 2019
  • Kyla Thomas, Consultant Senior Lecturer in Public Health Medicine/ NIHR Postdoctoral Fellow and Clinical Director NIHR West of England Clinical Research Network (CRN) who has been awarded The SSA Fred Yates prize for Researcher of the Year 2019.
  • Islam Gamaleldin, NIHR CL in O&G, was awarded a NIHR RfPB grant looking at “Chronic endometriosis and unexplained recurrent miscarriage: the role of the endometrial microbiome”. The grant is £156,000.
  • Graham Walkden, ACF in Anaesthetics and Hannah Gill, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist/Honorary Senior Lecturer were awarded the Mapleson Prize from the Anaesthetic Research Society for the best overall presentation at The ARS and BJA Research Forum, May 2019.  Their project was titled "Neurodevelopmental outcomes following early childhood general anaesthesia in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) UK birth cohort", Walkden GJ, Gill H, Davies N, Wright I, Pickering AE.
  • Alex Hamilton, NIHR CL in Renal Medicine has been awarded the AEG Raine Award for his significant contribution to renal research.  Raine Award and AEG Raine Award awarded to Alex Hamilton
  • Anna Bibby, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow & Honorary Respiratory Physician has been awarded the British Federation of Women Graduates Ruth Bowden Prize for her PhD.  It is a national prize open to women in their final year of doctoral studies in any discipline.  Over 300 people applied and 5 prizes were given.  The prize is £4500 which she shall be using to support one of her ongoing research studies. 
  • Samir Pathak, CL in HPB Hepatobiliary Surgery has been selected for the NCRI Upper GI Group Hepatobiliary Workstream trainee scheme for a period of 2 years.
  • Daniel Fudulu, ACF in Cardiothoracic Surgery.  Was awarded the Highly Commended Basic Science Junior Poster Prize at the Endocrine Society Meeting in 2017.   Intra-adrenal cytokine expression during inflammatory stress is immune-dependent
  • Gulraj Matharu, ACL in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery.   The April 2018 AR UK newsletter has been published which features Gulraj as a past fellow and mentions his new role at Bristol as a Clinical Lecturer.  Here is the article.
  • Harry Haynes, StR Cellular Pathology, RUH Bath|Clinical Research Fellow University of Bristol and Kevin Kemp, have been awarded a Pathological Society Post-Doctoral Collaborative Small Grant of £9,974.98 to help fund their project ‘Investigating Bone Marrow Stem Cell Mobilisation For Cardiac Protection And Repair In Friedreich's Ataxia’.
  • Harry Haynes, StR Cellular Pathology, RUH Bath|Clinical Research Fellow University of Bristol, has been awarded his PhD by UoB.  Thesis title:An analysis of the prognostic and predictive roles of PPARalpha and PPARgamma in glioblastoma and the effects of shRNA-mediated PPARalpha knockdown in glioma stem cells.
  • Rahul Bhatnagar, CL in Respiratory Medicine.   His abstract “Pleural Effusions in the 21st Century” has been selected as the winning abstract to be presented at the RCP regional update in medicine in Taunton on 5 March 2018.
  • Richard Ibitoye, ACF in Neurology.  His abstract of poster was presented at the European Committee for Treatment & Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) meeting October 2015, Barcelona: R Ibitoye, K Kemp, NJ Scolding, A Wilkins. CSF oxidative stress profiles in multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis Journal (2015) 21: (S11) 133-4
  • Pippa Bailey, CL in Renal Medicine has been awarded this year's Raine Award from the Renal Association.  This prestigious annual award is made to a relatively junior investigator who has not reached consultant grade or senior lecturer for non-clinical scientists and who has made a significant contribution to renal research. 
  • Pippa Bailey,CL in Renal Medicine, has been awarded a Starter Grant for Clinical Lecturers from the Academy of Medical Sciences and a Research Project Grant from Kidney Research UK. I have accepted the award from Kidney Research UK for £43,855 for research into what factors mediate the association between socioeconomic deprivation and reduced likelihood of a living-donor kidney transplant.
  • Sam Merriel, ACF in Primary Care, will be joining CanTest, the first Cancer Research UK Catalyst Award programme, as a clinical research fellow upon completion of his NIHR ACF. Dr Merriel will be working under Prof Willie Hamilton (University of Exeter) to undertake his PhD exploring diagnostic tests for cancer in primary care.
  • Sofia Theodoropoulou,  CL in Ophthalmology, has been awarded the Academy of Medical Sciences starter grant for clinical lecturers (£30,000) and also the travel grant/bursary (£1000) at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Annual Meeting 2017 in Lisbon for the highest scoring accepted oral presentation.
  • Amardeep Ghosh Dastidar, SpR Cardiology, has recently been awarded the Best Poster Abstract award - British Society of Cardiac Imaging Meeting May 2017 (Bournemouth, UK), 1st Prize, the David Telling Research Fellowship Award – David Telling Charitable Trust 2016-2017. the SCMR (Cardiovacular magnetic resonance society of USA )– Travel award 2017 to attend the SCMR Congress 2017 Washington DC USA, and the British Society of Cardiac Imaging – Travel Bursary award 2016.  He also has a list of publications on the Trainee Publications page.
  • Stephen O'Brien, PhD student & Clinical Research Fellow in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, was PI on the following successful grant application awarded in Sept 2016 - £437,741. Evaluation of patterns of use of the Odon Device, a new device for assisted vaginal birth - Funded by the Saving Lives at Birth partners: United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, the UK Government, and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) through a grant via Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD).
  • Richard Lee-Kelland,  MD student Clinical Research Fellow Neonatal Neuroscience Department, has won the Mac Keith prize from the British academy of Childhood Disability (BACD) and has been awarded a 2017 Castang Fellowship in the BACD.  He also won the Neonatal Society Prize in the spring meeting 2017 - 1st prize for Best Presented Paper.
  • Stephen O'Brien, Clinical Research Fellow in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, has been awarded £75K by the Health Foundation to conduct a study looking at the effect of simulation training in Operative Vaginal Birth. He was lead applicant on this project. 
  • Harry Haynes, PhD student and Clinical Research Fellow, Brain Tumour Research Group was awarded the Association of Clinical Pathologists: Research Award for Pathologists in Training on 27th May, 2017.
  • Harry Haynes, PhD student and Clinical Research Fellow, Brain Tumour Research Group, has won the Presentation 1st Prize - 3 minute thesis, National Academic Pathology Trainees' Meeting, London, 18th January 2017
  • Agnieszka Skorko, ACF in ICM, has received an award for excellence in clinical practice 2016 from the Bristol School of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, and has also secured a grant for £12,000 form the David Telling Charitable Trust and an agreement in principle for an £8,000 grant from the Resuscitation Council (UK).
  • Christy Burden, CL in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, was successful as co-applicant in yet another Health Foundation grant for £75k to implement and evaluate operative birth training. This brings her total grant income as CI/PI/ or co-applicant to £800k whilst being on maternity leave…
  • Kyla Thomas, CL in Public Health Medicine , has been awarded the NIHR HTA Evidence Synthesis Grant of £340,662.   How do smoking cessation medicines compare with respect to their neuropsychiatric safety:a systematic review, network meta-analysis and economic evaluation - PI- Kyla Thomas, CoI- Debbi Caldwell, Nicky Welton, Marcus Munafo, David Gunnell and Matt Stevenson. Start date 1st September 2016 for 26 months.  
  • Sofia Theodoropoulou, CL in Ophthalmology, has been awarded the very prestigious Global Ophthalmology Award from Bayer. Bayer awards 3 ophthalmologists from all over the world (one from Europe) every year, based on a research proposal on a retinal disease and the CV. Our institution will receive $49,600, and Sofia will receive the plaque commemorating the award during a special ceremony.
  • Rahul Bhatnagar, CL in Respiratory Medicine, has been successful in his AMS Starter Grant application, July 2016.
  • Harry Haynes, PhD student and Clinical Research Fellow, Brain Tumour Research Group, has been awarded a Pathological Society Small Grant (£9,989).  This is to fund work examining shRNA-mediated PPARalpha knockdown human glioma stem cell lines in orthotopic nude animal models. 
  • Sofia Theodoropoulou,  CL in Ophthalmology has been awarded the Founders Cup (for best laboratory research) in 100th Oxford Ophthalmological Congress.
  • Christy Burden, CL in O&G, and Danya Bakhbakhi, ACF in O&G, have been awarded £75k from the Health Foundation to develop and test a novel process to involve parents in the hospital perinatal mortality review process - the PARENTS2 study. This builds on work (the PARENTS1 pilot) already cited in the national Each Baby Counts report.
  • Sam Merriel, ACF in Primary Care, has been selected for the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Screening, Prevention and Early Diagnosis (SPED) advisory group trainee scheme. He will be joining the NCRI SPED advisory group for the next 18 months, and getting involved with their work in establishing and developing clinical trials in cancer screening, prevention and early diagnosis.
  • Katie Cornthwaite,  ACF in Obstetrics, has been awarded as Joint CI a £25k David Telling grant for her project to develop an App to support women with bariatric surgery in pregnancy (OPTIMISE).
  • Danya Bakhbakhi, ACF in Obstetrics, has won the 1st prize for the best oral presentation at the the very prestigious, and attended by Ben Gummer MP, national MBRRACE-UK perinatal mortality meeting, presenting our work on involving parents in perinatal mortality reviews (PARENTS Study). She is also Joint PI on a proposal to continue the work (PARENTS2), successfully awarded (pump-primed) £20k by Sands and shortlisted for a £75k HF award (decision pending)
  • Angus McNair, CL in Surgery, ​ was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees of the National Cancer Research Institute. The NCRI coordinates the activity of 20 ish partner charities spending about £500m per year on cancer research. Angus will be responsible for developing strategy for this organisation, together with the other trustees and Executive. He will also provide oversight for the organisation and have final responsibility in corporate governance.
  • Natalie Blencowe, CL in Surgery, ​ has recently been awarded the Sylvan Green Award by the Society of Clinical Trials. Physicians and Dentists involved in clinical trials or epidemiology projects are eligible for this award. The Society made its first Sylvan Green award in 2011 to honour the legacy of Sylvan Green, MD who among other things, served as President of the Society in 1994.
  • Sofia Theodoropoulou, CL in Ophthalmology, has won the runner up prize in the poster competition at the Spring Meeting for Clinician Scientists in Training 2016, organised by Academy of Medical Sciences.  Her poster was entitled:
    "Role of Interleukin 33 in neovascular age-related macular degeneration” 
  • Pippa Bailey, CAT Associate Member, has been awarded a European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) 2016 Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects of Transplantation (ELPAT) Conference Grant, to attend the ELPAT congress in Rome in April 2016, to give an oral presentation of the findings of a qualitative study examining renal patient attitudes to ‘altruistic’ live-donor kidney transplantation, and a poster presentation of work exploring socioeconomic deprivation and barriers to live-donor kidney transplantation.
  • Johannes von Vopelius Feldt, CAT Associate Member, has won an NIHR doctoral research fellowship over £223,203 for a three year PhD programme and in Feb 2016 also won best presentation at the Society of Intensive Care of the West of England Meeting.
  • Shelley Potter, CL in Surgery,  was recently been awarded a highly prestigious National Training Interface Group (TIG) Fellowship in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery and will be going to Liverpool for a year in July 2016.  She was ranked number 1 in the national appointments process.
  • Sam Merriel, ACF in Primary Care, was part of two successful groups that obtained £20,000 each for pilot projects from the Cancer Research UK/BUPA Foundation Cancer Prevention Initiative. One project is focusing on HPV vaccination in young men-who-have-sex-with-men, and the other is focusing on obesity recognition in pre-school children in primary care and community settings.
  • Sofia Theodoropoulou, CL in Opthalmology, has been awarded the prize for best presentation at SWOS (South Western Ophthalmological Society) Meeting, presenting “The role of Interleukin-33 in the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration”. 
  • Yealin Chung, ACF in O&G, has been awarded a NBT Springboard Grant £19,872 for the Reprofile Study.  It is a study to investigate the Endometrial leukocyte profile in women with recurrent reproductive failure (pilot & feasibility study).  
  • Natalie Blencowe, CL in Surgery, has been awarded a starter grant from the Academy of Medical Sciences. The project will investigate the role of co-interventions within surgical RCTs, and develop methods for standardising them during trial design. 
  • Katherine Gash,RCS Surgical Research Fellow has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to carry out research at Columbia University, New York, from October this year.  
  • Hannah Gill, CL in Anaesthesia has been awarded a Starter Grant from the Academy of Medical Sciences.  This award will fund work to establish a novel rodent model of anaesthetic-induced toxicity in developing brain and begin to answer some preliminary questions regarding the efficacy of xenon for anaesthesia of neonates, infants and toddlers and study whether a mixture of xenon and sevoflurane is safer.
  • Martin Lewis, ACF in Anaesthesia has been awarded a Fellowship by the MRC.  He has been awarded a Clinical Research Training Fellowship for £226,347.80 in order to fund a PhD for his proposal "The Cardiac Role of the Exchange Protein Directly Activated by cAMP (Epac) During Postnatal Development"- He'll be starting his PhD in February 2016.
  • Sam Merriel, ACF in General Practice has had an abstract accepted for oral presentation at WONCA Europe too. He has also been awarded a 'Grant for Young Professionals' to attend the conference.
  • Sean Strong, ACF in General Surgery has been awarded a research fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. This will allow him to complete his PHD entitled 'understanding the role of teamwork in recruitment to randomised controlled trials in surgical oncology.
  • Julie Blackburn, ACF in T&O, won the John Farndon prize at the Bristol Surgical Trials Centre Dragon's Den event for her RCT (ImPISH - Improving Pain control through Infiltration of local anaesthetic in Surgery for Hip fractures).  She also won the Quality Improvement section prize at the Severn Postgraduate Research, Audit & Quality Improvement day for her project on SpinaL Enhanced Recovery Programme (SLERP).
  • Jessica Watson, ACF in Primary Care, has been shortlisted for the Vasco da Gama Junior Researcher Award which means she's been invited to present her research at the WONCA Europe conference in Istanbul in October 2015. 
  • Sofia Theodoropoulou, ACF in Opthalmology, who has been awarded the Bayer Educational Grant Award 2015 for her poster in the international Ophthalmology meeting ARVO 2015 in Denver, USA, with the title:
  • Interleukin 33/ST2 signaling regulates inflammatory response in choroidal stroma: implications for age-related macular degeneration.
  • Katrina Hope, ACF in Anaesthetics, who has been awarded a grant of £37,788 by the David Telling Trust to purchase cardiopulmonary exercise-testing equipment for her ACF research project 'Is peripheral chemosensitivity different in exercise between hypertensive versus normotensive humans?’
  • Neil Barua, CL in Neuro-surgery, who has been awarded a £72,763 grant from "Abbie's Army" for a collaborative project with Duke University to develop novel chemotherapy strategies for the treatment of brain stem tumours in children.
  • Guido Pieles, CL in Paediatric Cardiology 
    • Invitation as speaker to satellite symposium: “2-D wall motion tracking in sports cardiology” – European Society of Cardiology conference, London, Sep 2015 
    • Successful PI grant application with “Children with Cancer UK” (£42.000), for the project “SNPs in cardiac ABC transporter genes as predictors of anthracycline induced cardiomyopathy in childhood cancer” (with Dr S Lowis, Prof R Newbury-Ecob, Prof K Linton)
    • Successful co-applicant for NIHR EME grant: “Treatment of Barth Syndrome by CARDIOlipin MANipulation (CARDIOMAN)” (DR C Steward)
  • Sarah Clarke, ACF in Paediatrics, who has been awarded £7800 from Above & Beyond towards a research project at the National Institutes of Health in USA looking at "Functional validation of a novel mediator of glucocorticoid receptor action in pro-inflammatory CD4+ T cells" as part of her ACF.  
  • Yealin Chung, ACF in O&G, who has been selected for admission to the UK Clinical Scholars Research Training Program (UKCSRT) with a scholarship ($750).
  • Charlotte Chamberlain, NIHR Doctoral Fellow Public Health, was quoted in the Financial Times and the Guardian and interviewed live on BBC News 24 to discuss the introduction of prioritisation criteria to the Cancer Drugs Fund. The focus of Charlotte’s PhD is on fair access to cancer drugs, in particular considering equity of access to the Cancer Drugs Fund comparing geographical inequalities (England v Wales) and inequity due to deprivation (South West Cancer Drugs Fund). Jan 2015.
  • Dr Rachel Dommett, CL in Paediatric Oncology, and her co-authors Theresa Redaniel, Mike Stevens, Richard Martin and Willie Hamilton have won a category prize in the 2014 RCGP Research Paper of the Year Award for their research paper entitled “Risk of childhood cancer with symptoms in primary care: a population-based case-control study,” published in the British Journal of General Practice.
  • Dr Kyla Thomas, CL in Public Health, has been awarded £30,000 by the Academy of Medical Sciences Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers Scheme in support of her project entitled: Use of novel case-only methods to investigate the neuropsychiatric and cardiovascular safety of varenicline in the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink.
    • As principal investigator
      -Use of novel case-only methods to investigate the neuropsychiatric and cardiovascular safety of varenicline in the UK Clinical Practice Research datalink. Academy of Medical Sciences starter grant for clinical lecturers. Amount £30000 Awarded Jan 2015
    • As PI working with COIs:David Gunnell, Christabel Owens, Lucy Biddle, Salena Williams, Naomi Salisbury. Engaging patients meaningfully in self harm research: Part I: appropriate outcomes. CLAHRC West Public Health Research Theme Awarded Dec 2014
    • As PI working with COIs:David Gunnell, Christabel Owens, Lucy Biddle, Salena Williams, Naomi Salisbury. Engaging patients meaningfully in self harm research: Part II: engagement. CLAHRC West Patient and Public Engagement Research Theme Awarded Dec 2014
    • As COI

      -Working with principal investigator Amy Taylor, COIs- Kyla Thomas, Neil Davies, Richard Martin, Marcus Munafo. Investigating the effectiveness of 

      varenicline in the real world. Pfizer GRAND. Amount £94387 Awarded Jan 2015

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      Awarded March 2014 University of Bristol Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Commendation for PhD "The association of prescribed drugs with psychiatric adverse reactions: analysis of data from the Yellow Card Scheme and the Clinical Practice Research Datalink
  • Dr James Dodd, CL in Respiratory Medicine has been awarded £38,850 by the British Lung Foundation for his Investigation of the role of vascular disease in the development of cognitive impairment in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
  • Dr Amy Green, CL in Psychiatry and Dr Regina Nolan, former AF2 have been awarded a grant of £19,288 by the charity Crohn's and Colitis UK for a qualitative study examining sleep problems for people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
  • Katie Cornthwaite, ACF in O&G, who has been appointed as British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Associate Editor.  Her role is about educating the whole nation of obstetricians & gynaecologists in basic research methods, via BJOG, TOG, and the RCOG CPD programme!
  • Shabnum Ali, ACF in Special Care Dentristry, who has just won the British Association of Oral Surgery research prize for the paper "Quality of life following injury to the inferior dental or lingual 
  • Philip Hamann, Associate Member,  who has been successful getting the BSRBR Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Epidemiology and will be starting 6th August for three years to undertake a PhD.  He notes that his previous NIHR academic clinical fellowship with the deanery in the RNHRD was undoubtedly extremely helpful in getting the award.
  • Amy Green, CL in Psychiatry, who was nominated for trainee researcher of the year by the Royal College of Psychiatry, and was awarded a special commendation for her presentation and work on mental health predictors of Emergency Department attendance.
  • Shabnum Ali, ACF in Special Care Dentistry, who was a finalist for the Alan Hilton Medal - research prize from the Manchester Medical Society for paper on Quality of life following injury to the inferior dental or lingual nerve - 2nd author.
  • Sam Creavin, ACF in Primary Care, who has been named Junior Champion in Research 2014 in the Vasco da Gama Movement Junior Researcher Award for his work on the diagnosis of memory loss in general practice.  Click here for the full details.
  • Sofia Theodoropoulou, ACF in Ophthalmology, and her supervisor who were awarded a Major Research Award from National Eye Research Centre (NERC) of £50,719 for the project: The contribution of changing cellular bio-energetics stimulating IL-33/ST2 axis in the immune-mediated pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration.  Sofia also had an oral presentation in Oxford Ophthalmological Congress (7-9/7/14), where she presented in Rapid Fire Presentation her project/abstract entitled: Toll-like receptor activation of retinal pigment epithelial cells induces a glycolytic shift and increase of IL-33 expression.
  • Angus McNair, CL in Surgery, who has been awarded one of the prestigious AMS start grants for The Disclose Study: Development and piloting core disclosure for informed consent for surgery. Angus is building on his research developing a core disclosure set for informed consent for colorectal and oesophageal cancer and developing an intervention to integrate the concept into clinical practice.
  • Lei Liu, CL in Ophthalmology, who has received a Starter Grant for Clinical Lecturers from the Academy of Medical Sciences (2014-2016). Regulation of angiogenesis through cytosine-phosphate-guanosine oligodeoxynucleotide (CpG ODN). £29,390
  • James Dodd, CL in Respiratory Medicine, who has been awarded a £10,850 equipment grant from North Bristol Trust to purchase the latest automated equipment and software to enable non invasive measurement of aortic stiffness (a sensitive measure of current vascular disease and future risk) to support studies to investigate mechanisms of vascular disease and cognitive dysfunction in Chronic Lung Disease and Smokers.
  • Lucy-Jane Davis, ACF in Public Health Medicine, who was elected chair of the BMA's joint academic trainees subcommittee this year. 
  • Helen Bould, CL in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, who has been awarded a 6 month Elizabeth Blackwell Clinical Primer in Bristol, and an Oxford Wellcome funded DPhil starting in October, 2014.
  • Amy Green, ACL in General Psychiatry who has been awarded the Severn Deanery Advanced Trainee of the Year for Psychiatry Award for 2013.
  • Anne Simpson, ACF in Anaesthetics who has been awarded a Welcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship following her PhD entitled Assessing the role of corticotrophin releasing hormone neurons in hypoglycaemia associated autonomic failure
  • Dimitrios Siassakos, Jo Crofts, Clinical Lecturers in Obstetrics, together with their supervisor Tim Draycott who won on behalf of the University the prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education 2012-14 for a joint Obstetric/Paediatric submission.
  • Abi SmithACF in O&G, who was awarded a small grant (£9000) from the Tropical Health Education Trust to work with a Zimbabwean team to introduce 'Modified Obstetric Early Warning Charts' into an obstetric unit in their second largest city (2013).  Abi was also successful in her application for a PhD examining the 'Pathways to Impact in Global Women's Health'.
  • Abi SmithACF in O&G, together with Dimitrios Siassakos, Helen van der Nelson and Sam Merriel were awarded 'Best Poster' at the South West Obstetrics and Gynaecology society meeting for a project looking into whether the lessons learned from training in Obstetrics can be translated into other specialties.
  • Kyla Thomas, NIHR Doctoral Fellow in Public Health, won the best abstract prize for the paper "Smoking cessation medicines and the risk of depression, non fatal self-harm and suicide in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink" and was invited to give a plenary at the South West Public Health Conference on the 7th February 2013. This work was also presented at the International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology conference in Leipzig, Germany in June 2013 and was published by the BMJ in October 2013.
  • Simon Epps, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellow, was awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship in June 2013, for his project entitled 'Immune causes of chronic inflammation in uveitis'.
  • Robin Marlow, ex ACF now UoB PhD student and Bristol Children's Hospital SpR, won the prize for best research presentation at the European Congress for Paediatric Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine in Belgium in May 2013.
  • Amy Green, CL in Psychiatry, was awarded 1st prize in Trainee’s Poster Prize at the Royal college of Psychiatry Spring Biannual Meeting 3013.
  • Matthew Booker, recent ACF in Primary Care, was awarded the Society for Academic Primary Care ‘Early Career Researcher’ prize in July 2013 at the SAPC Conference in Nottingham
  • Jo Crofts, CL in O&G, was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation - Member of the design team for PROMPT Birth Trainer, Limbs and Things Ltd 2013
  • Jo Crofts, CL in O&G, was awarded the Presentation Prize at the RCOG World Congress, Liverpool 2013
  • Jo Crofts, CL in O&G, was nominated for Vice Chancellor’s Award at the University of Bristol 2012
  • Jo Crofts, CL in O&G, was nominated for Inspirational Leader at the North Bristol NHS Trust 2012
  • Natalie Blencowe won the research section prize at the recent Severn Deanery surgical research and audit day (September 2013).
  • Pippa Bailey was awarded both NIHR and Wellcome Trust Fellowships and has taken up the NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship starting Sept 2013.
  • Matthew Booker, GP ACF, for being awarded an NIHR DRF "Urgent 'primary care' problems in the prehospital phase: deciphering presentation, management decisions and treatment pathways"
  • Dr Ishtiaq Rahman, ACF in Cardiothoracic Surgery, has had a paper accepted for oral presentation at the prestigious American Heart Association conference in Texas: Pulmonary Oxidative Stress, Reperfusion Injury and Lung Tissue Damage during Cardiac Surgery: The Outcome of An Experimental Trial in a Porcine Model.
  • Dimitrios Siassakos and Joanna Crofts, CLs in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, (together with Amanda Jefferys, research fellow under his supervision) won the first oral presentation prize in their sessions (International Education and Perinatal Medicine respectively) for their work in shoulder dystocia brachial plexus injury (JC) and gastric banding management in pregnancy (DS+AJ) at the recent RCOG World Congress 2013.
  • Dimitrios Siassakos, CL in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, has been awarded 2 new grants in May 2013: £225K from the CSO for a stepped-wedge RCT to investigate the effect of training on perinatal outcome in every unit in Scotland and a £17k Springboard grant, together with Amanda Jefferies, for a study of patient experience and feasibility of recruiting to a trial of women with gastric banding in pregnancy. Their clinical team was also runner up in the team award from the British Journal of Midwifery for their inter professional simulation day for midwifery and medical students.
  • Mathew Booker, ACF in Primary Care, has had a paper accepted in the Emergence Medicine Journal: Patients who call ambulance for primary care problems: a qualitative study of the decision making process. This work has also been accepted as a presentation of distinction at the national SAPC meeting in Nottingham in June 2013. 
  • Sarah Westbury, ACF in Haematology, has been awarded an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship "Mechanisms in haemopoietic differentiation: insights from novel loci in genetic thrombocytopaenia". Her main supervisor is Dr Andrew Mumford and her secondary supervisors will be Professor Paolo Madeddu in Bristol and Professor Willem Ouwehand at the University of Cambridge.
  • Alexandra Creavin, ACF in Ophthalmology, won the first £1000 SWOS (South West Ophthalmic Society) scholarship to present work at ARVO (the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) in America in 2013/2014.  The prize was for presentation of her ACF work on the ophthalmic association of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD).
  • Shelley Potter, CL in Surgery, has been awarded an AMS Clinical Lecturer Starter Grant Award for: The development of a core outcome set for research and audit in reconstructive breast surgery.
  • Julia Blackburn, ACF in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, has been awarded an exchange travel grant by the European Orthopaedic Research Society (EORS) to visit the AO Research Institute in Davos, Switzerland; she has also been awarded a Stefan and Anna Galeski Fellowship to travel to Brazil and teach basic surgical skills in May 2013 with the Royal College of Surgeons.
  • Matthew Ridd, CL in Primary Care, has been awarded an NIHR Clinical Trials Fellowship.  This was the first round of this award, designed to support existing NIHR Trainees with an interest in, and experience of, working with clinical trials and who would benefit from further training within the setting of a Clinical Trials Unit. In making this award, the NIHR sought innovative proposals that exposed the trainee to all aspects and stages of NIHR trials and studies and did not limit the individual to a single project where they would only see one stage in depth. Dr Ridd's training programmes will provide him with hands on experience of the issues involved in the design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of all trials.
  • Lei Liu, ACF in Ophthalmology, has been apponited to the upcoming CL post in Ophthalmology; congratulations Lei.
  • Julia Blackburn, ACF in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, was awarded a One-Year Research Fellowship in July 2012 by the Royal College of Surgeons for her research entitled "Enhancing host-cell responses via bio-functionalisation of orthopaedic titanium".
  • Dimitrios Siassakos and Jo Crofts, CLs in Obstetrics, were awarded, with their team, a commendation at the University of Bristol Vice Chancellor's Impact Award (September 2012).
  • Michael Parry, CL in Orthopaedic Surgery, has been awarded the WGH Hampson Memorial Prize for the Best Orthopaedic Research in the Southwest Region.  He has also been awarded the Hampson Research Travelling Fellowship by the Southwest Orthopaedic Club to fund a research project in gait analysis following patient specific total knee arthroplasty.  Michael has also been awarded the prestigious Fellowship in Lower Limb Reconstruction and Oncology under Drs Ducan, Garbuz, Greidanus and Masri at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver for 2013-2014.
  • Sean Strong, ACF in General Surgery, won the Severn Deanery School of Surgery Research and Audit Prize on 20th September 2012.
  • Michael Whitehouse, CL in Orthopaedic Surgery, won the Zimmer Travelling Fellowship award from the British Orthopaedic Association in support of his work in Vancouver, where he is currently based (September 2012). 
  • Denize Atan, CL in Ophthalmology, was awarded the Harcourt Medal for the highest mark in the final examination for ophthalmologists prior to becoming a consultant, by the Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists at the Admission Ceremony for Fellows on 7th September 2012.
  • Magdy Tawfik El-Mansi, CL in Histopathology, was nominated for the Teaching and Learning Award 2011 from Bristol University as being an Excellent Teacher for the past 5 years. 
  • Ishtiaq Rahman, ACF in Cardiothoracic Surgery, has won the prize for the Service Improvement category at the Severn Deanery School of Surgery Research and Audit Day 2012; the prize includes £250 of study leave expenses.
  • Hannah Kate Williams, ACF in Psychiatry, won the Royal College of Psychiatry Forensic Faculty medal for best poster at a conference in 2010.  Hannah Kate has also had a 1st author publication accepted (subject to additions) by the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry and has received a grant from the forensic faculty to attend their conference in Denmark (with 2 sole author posters) in February 2013.
  • Barry Main, CL in Surgery, has been awarded an NIHR PhD Fellowship in August 2012.  The title for the project is 'Development, piloting and initial evaluation of a complex intervention to improve information exchange in consent consultations for head and neck cancer surgery.  There will be collaborations with the Universities of Liverpool, Cardiff and Sydney.
  • Dimitrios Siassakos, CL in Obstetrics, has been awarded £92k in July 2012 as PI to conduct a study into bereavement care by Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity).