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Awards announced for IoP Staff

03 June 2009

Professor Til Wykes and Dr Carmine M Pariante have both won awards.Professor Til Wykes is to receive the 2009 M.B. Shapiro Award from the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology. It is the Division’s premier award and is made each year to a clinical psychologist who has achieved eminence in the professionThe Award is in memory of Monte Shapiro, who was a major figure in the development of the profession of clinical psychology - and also worked at the IOP and Maudsley for many years.

This award is given on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Significant impact on the knowledge and/or practice of British clinical psychology
  • Significant innovation in developing clinical psychological knowledge and/or practice, of an order sufficient for the contribution to become widely recognised as an important development in British clinical psychology.
  • Nominees for, and recipients of, the award must be Full Members of the DCP

Professor Wykes will receive her Award Lecture at the Division of Clinical Psychology’s Annual Conference, to be held at the Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London WC1, on 9-11 December 2009. Further information about the Conference can be found at

Professor Wykes has previously been elected as a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and was awarded the only other major award for clinical psychologists, the May Davidson award. This award is defined as an award for clinical psychologists who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of clinical psychology within the first 10 years of their work as a qualified clinical psychologist.

Dr Carmine M Pariante has been awarded the Senior Clinical Wyeth Psychopharmacology Award for 2009 from the British Association for Psychopharmacology. The Award comprises a cheque for £1,000 together with a Certificate.

This award recognises Dr Pariante’s outstanding research in Clinical Psychopharmacology. One such Award is offered every year for the best nomination submitted no more than 20 years after medical graduation.

As a condition of this Award, Dr. Pariante will  make a short oral presentation within the 2009 Summer Meeting in Oxford (26-29 July).

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