IOPPN Youth Awards HERON and the Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre 2022

We are offering 3 awards in the following subjects;

Chemistry, Biology and Psychological Health

Health Inequalities: Sociology, Psychology and Health

Maths, Computer Science and Health

HERON and the Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) provides interdisciplinary skills in public health, primary care, epidemiology, statistics, health economics and social sciences for research and training. The BRC offers three awards (listed above), and you can indicate which topic you are most interested in within your application form. All awards have a specific focus on social problems and psychological health. Previous winners have gone onto take part in wider research and engagement activities offered by our department. If you have any questions about these awards you can contact: cerisse.gunasinghe@kcl.ac.uk

To apply for one of these awards online you can do one of the following:

a) Apply online following this link: https://kclbs.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_82HUg9NImCxmIu2

b) Download this form and return it via email to  cerisse.gunasinghe@kcl.ac.uk, or via post to:

Cerisse Gunasinghe
Department of Psychological Medicine PO84
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience
DeCrespigny Park
London, SE5 8AF

IOPPN Youth Awards Summer 2021

Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year we ran an online joint Youth Awards programme across King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. For more information and links to apply for the 2022 awards please click below;

If you would like to read the evaluation and report from the 2021 awards, please click here

47 students received an award in 2021. The awards were hosted online via a series of evening workshops in June, by researchers working on the following topics:  

  • Neuroimaging     
  • Women’s Mental Health
  • Health and Society
  • Psychiatric Genetics

Biomedical Research Centre Youth Awards

The Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Youth Awards are part of the wider Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) Youth Awards, established in 2013 and set up by Dr Margaret Heslin. The awards are open to all young people aged 15 to 18 attending schools in South East London. The winners receive a £50 book token and two days of work experience at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London. HERON took the lead on the development of the BRC Youth Awards programme which aims to encourage young people from the local area to stay in education and develop a career in science, with a specific focus on social problems and psychological health.

For more information and to apply for the award please visit the IoPPN website here.

2019 BRC Youth Award in Chemistry, Biology and Psychological Health (8)

Euan Dadzie-Walker (Ark Globe Academy)

Sehar Fatima (Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College)

Madiha Jalali (Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College)

Thi-Hoa Nguyen (St Savoiur’s and St Olave’s)

Racine Morgan (Sydenham School)

Isis Fyffe-Collier (Dunraven Sixth Form)

Awaatif Muktar (Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College)

Tsion Dawit (Pimlico Academy)

2019 Heron-BRC Youth Award in Sociology, Psychology and Health (5)

Iqra Abdi (Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College)

Thakia Jahan Azad (Mulberry School)

Adeleye Temilade (Dunraven Sixth Form)

Alisha Osman (Dunraven Sixth Form)

Hamnah Kashif (Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College)

2019 BRC Youth Award in Maths, Computer Science and Health (3)

Cheryl Adamson-Crete (La Retraite Sixth Form)

XueJun Wang (Harris Academy, Bermondsey)

Marta Sanchez Perez (Ark Globe Academy)