Past Winners  (last 5 years)

To read about the 2021 Gold Medal and Early Career Award winners click here, for 2020 click here, for 2019 click here
for 2018 click here and for 2017 click here.

Healthcare Gold Medal
2020 and 2021 Not awarded
2019   Huda Al Naemi, State of Qatar  
2018   Colin Martin, Glasgow 
2017   Cornelius Lewis, London
2016   Philip Cosgriff, Boston

Academic Gold Medal

2021   Indra Das, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, USA 
2020   Nicholas Stone, University of Exeter   
2019   Panicos Kyriacou, City, University of London  
2018   Martin Graves, Cambridge  
2017   David John Lurie, University of Aberdeen  

Innovation Gold Medal
2021   Not Awarded
2020    Not Awarded
2020   Not Awarded
2019   Andrew Beavis, Hull
2018   Daniel Clark, Nottingham

Academic Early Career Award
2021   Peter Charlton, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge 
2020  Catarina Veloso da Veiga, University of London
2019  Bilal Tahir, Sheffield Univesity
2018  Kate Ricketts, University College, London 
2017  Tracy Underwood, University College, London

Healthcare Early Career Award
2021   Not Awarded
2020  Not Awarded
2019  Emmanuel Akinluyi, London
2018  Jim Daniel, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
2017  Not awarded

Innovation Early Career Award
2021   Not Awarded
2020  Not Awarded
2019  Not Awarded
2018  Not Awarded
2017  Mohammed Atari
2016  Jonathan Taylor, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield 
IPEM/Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers Essay Prize
2021    Edward Peake, University of Nottingham
Re-think of Medical Imaging: How could new methods, technologies and work practices impact the post-Covid backlog and patient outcomes 
2020   James Bezer, Imperial College, London 

Title: Innovation and Communication: Scientific Instrumentation; Improving Patient Outcomes

LMIC Sponsorship Award
2019 Iyobosa Uwadiae, Medical Physicist, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria

Spiers' Award for Outreach

2021   Not Awarded  
2020  Mark Grattan, Belfast  
2019   Lauren Urquhart, Dundee  
2018   David Randall, Sheffield  
2017   Elizabeth Kapasa, Leeds  
2016   Belinda Ball, Salisbury  
2015   Paul Booker, Nottingham  

The Roy Ellis Patient Benefit Award

2021      Not Awarded  
2020     Not Awarded  
2019     Professor David Brettle for the Little Linac  

2018     Jennifer Walsh-O'Donovan 
             For developing information for patients and promoting their involvement in the service to the ultimate benefit of
             all patients

2017     Jonathan Ashmore and Cormac McGrath:  for an App developed for Android and iOS to prepare paediatric
patients at King’s College Hospital and the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children for their upcoming MRI scan.

The Keith Boddy Prize   (for best paper in SCOPE)  
2020    Paul Lee for his article:  What is CPD and what does it mean to me as a CPD auditor? Vol 28 Issue 1 March 2019   
2019   Dr Mandy Price for her article: Experience of working with a disability Vol 27 Issue 2

2018   Awarded jointly to: 
Ellen Donovan for her article in SCOPE entitled Preparing for an NIHR research training award application
and Philip Cosgriff, David Willis, Paul Ganney, Allan Green and Richard Trouncer for their SCOPE article Requirements 
Specification Vol 26 Issue 3

2017   Robert Ross, for SCOPE article Software Quality Management: I know how to program  
2016   Stuart Green and Paul Sanghera for SCOPE article Proton Radiotherapy: hype, fiction and a few facts  
2015   Kate Ricketts and Gary Royle, Reading for SCOPE article paRTner: UK-Africa partnership for radiotherapy  

Medical Physics and Engineering Conference (MPEC) Prizes

President's Prize (for best oral presentation)

2019    Timothy Taylor,  UK Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Study 2019  
2018    Anna Gardiner,  Is the Use of the anode-heel effect better than a gonad shield in paediatric radiography?  
2017    Awarded jointly to : Mrs Cara Cooper, Hear Glue Ear: Horizontal innovation to providee hearing for children with
Glue Ear 
Mr Matthew Smith, Biomechanical Analysis of Balloon Eustachian Tuboplasty.
2016    Susan Maquire A different field for physicists: first experience of pitch side radiological medical physics support  
2015    Slavik Tabakov The Pioneering of e-Learning in Medical Physics  

Trainee's Prize (for best oral presentation by a Trainee)

2021   Not awarded  
2019    Yunzhou Xia   Proton arc therapy improves plan quality in the presence of range and setup uncertainties
compared to Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy

2018    Awarded jointly to
Dina Roshd,
VMAT Planning for the Internal Mammary Chain
and Sarah Williams, Dosimetric Investigation and Optimisation of Liver Radioembolisation using 90Y Microspheres

2017    Conor Macdonald Shear Wave Elastography (SWE) and Velocity Bector Imaging (VVI) as predictive markers
of arterio-venous fistula outcomes: preliminary results.
2016    Nicola Laverick Development of a RapidPlan TM Model for use in the treatment of gynaecological cancers  
2015    Glen Whitten, Preliminary analysis of in-vivo transit dosimetry for TrueBeam linear accelerators using integrated
images for VMAT prostate patients.

Poster Prize

2020    Not awarded  
2019   Barry Park Investigation and correction of a source of systematic bias in expected dose calculation
for diode in vivo dosimetry
2018   Matthew Bolt, Comparison of beam output drift for Varian Clinacs and Truebeams: Do Truebeams
require more frequent recalibration 
2017   Poppy Turner, Development of an ultrasound phantom for investigating brain tissue pulsations
generated by the major cerebral arteries

2016   1st Prize: Marios Sotiropoulos - Influence of the geometrical arrangement of the gold nanoparticles
for the calculation of the local dose enhancement in gold nanoparticle enhanced Proton Therapy
2nd Prize: Graham Lockwood - Investigating radiotherapy breast tumour bed boosts
3rd Prize: Michael Manley - Daylight PDT dosimetry using EBT3 Gafchromic film.

2015    Helen Davison, The Effect of Patient Movement on Quantification Accuracy in DaTSCAN Imaging.  


Other Prizes  
 UK Imaging and Oncology Conference Poster Prize  
 2020     Not awarded  
 2019    Jonathan Wyatt, Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust MR only Radiotherapy for Prostate
 2018    Not Awarded  
 2017    Frances Charlwood, Philip Whitehurst, Robert Chuter, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust,
Manchester Simulation of Interplay effects in lung VMAT using dose deformation tools
 2016    Not Awarded  
 2015    Tim Wood, Craig Moore, Andrew Stephens, John Saunderson, Andy Beavis   Standardisation and
Optimisation of CT Protocols using the Phillips CV DoseRight 2.0 automatic exposure control system

Journal Prizes

The Nightingale Prize

2020 Willem van Weteringen, Tom G Goos, Tanja van Essen, Christoph Ellenberger, Josef Hayoz, Rogier
CJ de Jonge, Irwin KM Reiss, Peter M Schumacher.
Erasmus MC – Sophia Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam The Netherlands Novel transcutaneous sensor combining
optical tcPO2 and electrochemical tcPCO2 monitoring with reflectance pulse oximetry.
Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing 2020; 58: 239–247. (published online 2019)

2019  Not Awarded  
2018     H Azami, A Fernandez, J Escudero: Refined multiscale fuzzy entropy based on standard deviation for
biomedical signal analysis  Institute for Digital Communications, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh
and Departamento de Psiquiatria y Psicologia, Medica, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
2017   Mansik Jeon, Kim Jeesu, Kim Chulhong: Multiplane spectroscopic whole body photoacoustic imaging
of small animals in vivo.  Departments of Creative IT Engineering and Electrical Engineering,
Future IT Innovation Laboratory, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea. 
Med.Bio.Eng.Comput. Vol 54 (2-3): 283-94, 2016 DOI 10.1007/s11517-014-1182-6 
2016    Alireza Karimi, Mahdi Navidbakhsh, Hiroshi Yamada, Reza Razaghi: A nonlinear finite element
simulation of balloon expandable stent for assessment of plaque vulnerability inside a stenotic artery.   
(School of Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran;
Department of Biological Functions Engineering, Graduate School of Life Science and Systems Engineering,
Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu, Japan)
Med Biol Eng Comput 2014;52:589-599.  DOI: 10.1007/s11517-014-1163-9 
2015   Jesus Lazaro, Eduardo Gil, Raquel Bailon, Ana Minchole, Pablo Laguna:  Deriving respiration from
photoplethsmographic pulse width   (Aragon Institute of Engineering Research Universidad de Zaragoza, and
Centro de Investigacion Biomedica en Reden Bioingenierıa, Zaragoza, Spain)    
Med Biol Eng Comput 2013;51:233-242.  DOI 10.1007/s11517-012-0954-0


The Martin Black Prize

2021  and 

1 Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology,
Shenzhen 518055, People's Republic of China

2 CAS Key Laboratory of Human-Machine Intelligence-Synergy Systems, Shenzhen Institutes of
Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shenzhen 518055, People's Republic of China

3 SIAT Branch, Shenzhen Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Society, Shenzhen 518055,
People's Republic of China

4 Zhuhai Campus of Zunyi Medical University, Zhuhai 519000, People's Republic of China

Investigating the physiological mechanisms of the photoplethysmogram features for blood pressure estimation

2020      Karin Schiecke1, Andy Schumann2, Franz Benninger3, Martha Feucht4, Karl-Juergen Baer2 and 
Peter Schlattmann
1   Published 2 December 2019
1Institute of Medical Statistics, Computer and Data Sciences,
Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany
 Lab for Autonomic Neuroscience, Imaging and Cognition (LANIC),
Department of Psychosomatic Medicine
 and Psychotherapy, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany

3 Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria

4 Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Brain-heart interactions considering complex physiological data: processing schemes for time-variant,
topographical and statistical examination of directed interactions by  convergent
cross mapping

2019    John Prince1, Siddharth Arora2 and Maarten de Vos1, 1Department of Engineering Science,
Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; 2 Somerville College, University of Oxford 
Big data in Parkinson's disease: using smartphones to remotely detect longitudinal disease phenotypes
2018    Paul Hamelmann112213 
and 1  1 Department of Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology,
5612 AP Eindhoven, Netherlands
 2 Philips Research, 5656 AE Eindhoven, Netherlands
3 Máxima Medical Center, 5504 DB Veldhoven, Netherlands 
Improved ultrasound transducer positioning by fetal heart location estimation during Doppler based
heart rate measurements’
Physiol. Meas.
 38 1821
2017    Peter H Charlton, Timothy Bonnici, Lionel Tarassenko, David A Clifton, Richard Beale and Peter J Watkinson
2016 Physiol. Meas. 37 610
An assessment of algorithms to estimate respiratory rate from the electrocardiogram and photoplethysmogram


The Jack Perkins Prize

2021   Fatemah Jazinizadeh and Cheryl E Quenneville, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Enhancing hip fracture risk prediction by statistical modelling and texture analysis on DXA images

2020     Adrian Falkenberg, Paul Drummen, Michael M Morlock and Gerd Huber
Determination of local  micromotion at the stem-neck taper junction of a bi-modular total hip prosthesis design
Institute of Biomechanics, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Denickestrasse 15, Hamburg 21073, Germany

2019     Carlos Benalcazar-Parra  YeLinYiyao;  Javier Garcia-Casad;  Rogelio Monfort-Orti; Jose Alberola-Rubio, 
Alfredo Perales;
Gema Prats-Boluda Electrohysterographic characterization of the uterine myoelectrical response to
labour Induction  


2018    Diego Gallo, Orestis Vardoulis, Pierre Monney, Davide Piccini, Panagiotis Antiochos, Juerg Schwitter,
Nikolaos Stergiopulos, Umberto Morbiducci    Cardiovascular morphometry with high-resolution 3D magnetic resonance:
First application to left ventricle diastolic dysfunction   

2017    Kathrin Müller, Dmitry A. Fedosov, and Gerhard Gompper  Understanding particle margination in blood flow -
A step toward optimized drug delivery systems MEDICAL ENGINEERING & PHYSICS  
2016    Pedro G Coelho, Scott J Hollister, Colleen L Flanagan and Paulo R Fernandes, LAETA, IDMEC,
Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universideade de Lisboa, Portugal. Bioresorbable scaffolds for bone tissue engineering:
Optimal design, fabrication, mechanical testing and scale-size effects.
2015    D, Martin-Martinez, P Casaseca-de-la-Higuera, J M Andres-de-Llano, J R Garmendia-Leiza, S Alberola-Lopez;
C Alberola-Lopez  Automatic detection of wakefulness and rest intervals in actigraphic signals: A data-driven approach


The Roberts' Prize


1 UniMIB, Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo, 1—20126, Milano, Italy

2 CERN, Esplanade de Particules 1, 1211 Meyrin, Switzerland

3 University of Vienna, Universitaetsring 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria

4 RWTH Aachen, Templergraben 55, 52062 Aachen, Germany


Experimental time resolution limits of modern SiPMs and TOF-PET detectors exploring different
Scintillators and Cherenkov emission

2020        Xiao Liang1,2, Liyuan Chen1,2, Dan Nguyen1, Zhiguo Zhou1, Xuejun Gu1, Ming Yang1, Jing Wang1 
and Steve Jiang1
Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical Artificial Intelligence and Automation Laboratory, University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, United States of America.  2 Co-first authors.
       Published 10 June 2019
Generating synthesized computed tomography (CT) from cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT)
using CycleGAN for adaptive radiation therapy
2019    Sonja M Schellhammer, Aswin L Hoffmann, Sebastian Gantz, Julien Smeets, Erik van der Kraaij, Sebastien Quets,
Stefan Pieck, Leonhard Karsch and Jorg Pawelke ,   OncoRay- National Center for Radiation Research in Oncology,
Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden, Helmoholtz-Zentrum
Dresden-Rossendorf, Dresden, Germany 
Integrating a low-field open MR scanner with a static proton research beam line: proof of concept 

2018    E Ford1, , , , , , , , , ,
G Laramore and N Mayr,  Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Washington, USA
An image-guided precision proton radiation platform for preclinical in vivo research

2017    Nathan McDannold, Margaret Livingstone, Can Barış Top, Jonathan Sutton, Nick Todd and Natalia Vykhodtseva  
Preclinical evaluation of a low-frequency transcranial MRI-guided focused ultrasound system in a primate model
Phys. Med. Biol. 61 7664
2016   J  Rahmer, A Halkola, B Gleich, I Schmale and J Borgert  
First experimental evidence of the feasibility of multi-color magnetic particle imaging

2015    Jean Provost, Clement Papadacci, Juan Esteban Arango, Marion Imbault, Mathias Fink,
Jean-Luc Gennisson, Mickael Tanter and Mathieu Pernot.  3D ultrafast ultrasound imaging in vivo


J Rahmer, A Halkola, B Gleich, I Schmale and J Borgert First experimental evidence of the feasibility of multi-color magnetic particle imaging

J Rahmer, A Halkola, B Gleich, I Schmale and J Borgert First experimental evidence of the feasibility of multi-color magnetic particle imaging

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