Annual Prizes and Awards
BAP Public Communication Prizes
The BAP Public Communication Prizes are awarded annually to reward excellence in both clinical and non-clinical science communication to the public in the area of psychopharmacology.
There are two prizes of £200, one for Training Members and one for Early Career/Full Members. Applications should be made by individuals who have contributed to public engagement during the preceding year and should include a short curriculum vitae and summary of contribution, with hyperlinks where appropriate. Applications are reviewed by a panel of BAP Council members. The awards are presented at the conference dinner at the annual Summer Meeting.
Examples of appropriate contributions are:
- Articles for the public posted on the BAP website
- Blog activity (psychopharmacology content)
- Contributions to science festivals and other public events
- Magazine or web-based articles
- Television appearances
- Radio programmes / podcasts
* In line with the BAP aims
The Honorary General Secretary will consider likely conflicts of interest and then delegate to a number of BAP Council Members who will review nominations for the various awards. Where a BAP Council Member is requested to review a prize in which a conflict of interest arises for them (e.g. a former PhD student has been nominated) they will excuse themselves from the process and another Council Member will be asked to replace them.
Whilst Council members are not prohibited from applying for prizes, the Honorary General Secretary additionally seeks the endorsement of one of the Presidents (current, immediate past or elect), according to their expertise, and who does not have a direct conflict of interest, before any such prize is awarded to a Council Member.
We are pleased to announce that the winners of this year's BAP Public Communication Prizes are:
Joe Barnby (King's College London) Junior
"My second meeting at the BAP definitely succeeded expectations, despite the high bar set in 2018. Getting further into the community has been as stimulating as it’s been fun, and I look forward to catching up in 2020."
- Harmonics of Mind: Exploring Psychedelia
- Audio/visual piece - The Journey
- Harmonics of Mind - panel discussion
"I was absolutely delighted to receive the Senior Public Communications Prize at the BAP Summer Meeting in Manchester this year. The meeting itself was certainly one of the best in the past eight years I have been attending BAP – highlights included a fantastic symposium on computational psychiatry and a brilliant guest lecture from Carlos Zarate. I look forward to returning to my favourite conference for many years to come."