IoPPN researchers have received awards at the 2021 Association of Child & Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) Awards ceremony in October.
ACAMH President’s Medal
Professor Barbara Maughan received the 2021 ACAMH President’s Medal. The ACAMH President’s Medal is bestowed annually for outstanding contribution to research and scholarship related to mental health in children and adolescents. Professor Maughan also delivered the keynote lecture on Insights from longitudinal research in child & adolescent mental health.
Barbara Maughan is Professor of Developmental Epidemiology at the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre. Her research focuses on mental health problems in children and adolescents
Advancing our understanding of child mental health has never been more crucial. ACAMH is a leader in that field. I am honoured and delighted to receive this award – and to have this opportunity to thank all the wonderful friends and colleagues, at IoPPN and beyond, who have made it possible. – Professor Barbara Maughan
David Cottrell ‘Education of CAMH Professionals’ Award
Professor Dennis Ougrin received the David Cottrell ‘Education of CAMH Professionals’ Award. The award recognises outstanding contribution to the education/training of child and adolescent mental health professionals.
Dennis Ougrin is a Visiting Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Global Mental Health, and leads the Youth Resilience Unit at Queen Mary University London.
The future of our society depends on the quality of mental health education. We need more grants and fewer loans for students. We need more researchers and clinicians contributing to mental health education. Together we could transform our world.– Professor Dennis Ougrin
The ACAMH Awards aim to recognise high quality work in evidence based science, both in publication and practice, in the field of child and adolescent mental health. To be nominated for an ACAMH Award is a prestigious recognition of those who are at the forefront of the advancement of child and adolescent mental health research, and practice.