Royal College of Psychiatrists President's Medal Awardees

Royal College of Psychiatrists President's Medal Awardees

 

Monday, 3 July, 2017

Dr Jon Stone (Consultant Neurologist and Honorary Reader in Neurology, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) and Dr Alan Carson (Consultant Neuropsychiatrist and part-time Senior Lecturer, also Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) were awarded the President's Medal from the Royal College of Psychiatrists at a ceremony on 28th June 2017. The President's Medal is awarded for 'contributions to policy, public knowledge, education and meeting population and patient care needs in diverse and challenging circumstances'. The medal was awarded jointly for Jon and Alan's work in research, teaching and public education/self help for Functional Neurological Disorders.

They have collaboratively been involved in a thorough clinical research on a wide range of functional disorders, looking at how common they are, why and how they happen and trialling physical and psychological treatments. Dr Carson and Dr Stone have also, led on the promotion of local and global policies to increase patient information, raise public awareness in the media, reduce stigma, provide better training, service, research and classification structures. They have co-edited various volumes of the Journal of Neurology.

Congratulations to Jon and Alan!