Congratulations to 3 MQ researchers who’ve just lately had their ground-breaking contributions to psychological well being analysis recognised!
Professor Rory O’Connor, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Suicidal Behaviour Analysis Laboratory at Glasgow College, was awarded the American Basis for Suicide Preventions’ prestigious Analysis award for 2023. Rory is simply the third particular person from the UK, and the primary particular person from Scotland, to win the award for his contribution to our understanding of suicidal behaviour and his work to forestall it.
Rory additionally co-presents the MQ Open Thoughts podcast, which you’ll hearken to right here.
Professor Ann John, Director of DATAMIND and the PI for MQ’s Adolescent Information Platform, was awarded the Frances Hoggan Medal 2022 for her work in stopping suicide and self-harm. As a pioneer of using Information Science in psychological well being analysis, Ann’s work has already led to coverage modifications referring to younger folks’s psychological well being and new steerage being issued to varsities in Wales to assist forestall self-harm.
The Frances Hoggan Medal is awarded yearly and recognises the contribution of excellent ladies linked with Wales within the areas of science, medication, engineering, know-how or arithmetic.
Dr Maxime Taquet from Oxford College was awarded the Core Psychiatric Trainee of the 12 months award from the Royal School of Psychiatrists. Max just lately revealed this paper from his MQ-supported examine into mind fog in Lengthy-COVID sufferers. He’s hoping that by studying extra concerning the bodily causes of the cognitive decline, or ‘mind fog’ that’s attributable to COVID, he can develop efficient interventions for it, which may be utilized in different instances, reminiscent of in MS or dementia sufferers.