BRC Researchers celebrated at the King’s Awards

We’re delighted that the GLAD Study Team, jointly run by Professor Gerome Breen and Professor Thalia Eley, were the very deserving winners of the Research Project of the Year at this year’s King’s Awards.

The Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) Study is led by the NIHR Mental Health BioResource, which is part of the BRC, and researchers at King’s College London, in collaboration with researchers at Ulster University, University of Edinburgh, and Cardiff University. The project is the ‘world’s largest study of depression and anxiety’ aiming to increase our understanding in order to find effective treatments and improve the lives of people experiencing these disorders.

We also had a number of BRC researchers shortlisted

  • Professors Gerome Breen, Thalia Eley and Team - Most Outstanding Contribution to Media Engagement
  • Dr Stephani Hatch and Team - Most Outstanding Commitment to London and Local Communities
  • Dr Gareth Owen, Senior Clinical Research Fellow - Most Significant Contribution in Serving the Needs & Aspirations of Society
  • Dr Sadie Boniface, Research Fellow - Most Innovative Teacher
  • Professor Ulrike Schmidt, Professor of Eating Disorders and Head of Department and Professor Federico Turkheimer, Professor in Neuroimaging Analysis & Statistics - Most Outstanding Contribution to the Research Staff Experience
  • Dr Cerisse Gunasinghe, Post-Doctoral Research Associate -Most Significant Commitment to Widening Participation or Social Mobility
  • Professor Colin Drummond and Team - Excellence in Innovation and Impact

What our researchers had to say

Professor Matthew Hotopf, Director of the BRC, said: “It’s really fantastic to see so many of our researchers recognised for their amazing work at the King’s Awards. I congratulate our nominees, and indeed all the deserving nominees and winners, for their hard work and dedication.”

Professor Gerome Breen said: “Our success was testimony to huge support we had from clinical colleagues at SLaM, our BRC, comms team colleagues at KCL and NIHR and also the huge interest from the general public in the project.”

The King's Awards

The King’s Awards are an annual celebration of staff achievements over the academic year and this year’s ceremony took place on 21 November. 350 nominations were received across 17 categories from all faculties and directorates with 51 individuals and teams shortlisted. All staff and students are welcome to nominate members of staff or even teams who have made an outstanding contribution to King's.

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By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 16 Jan 2020, 17:09 PM

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