Sir James Mackenzie Prize 2021-2022

After the third year of medical school, students are given the opportunity to carry out an Intercalated BMSc in the wider University departments. Each year the best research projects are nominated for the Sir James MacKenzie Prize for outstanding performance and research. This year 10 students were nominated with three being shortlisted by the School of Medicine to present their research and field questions to find the best research project for 2021-2022. Each student presented for ten minutes via Zoom at University Grand Rounds on Thursday 15 September. 

Hannah Berry from UDOTS was one of the three nominees who also presented her research at the 20th Staffordshire Conference on Clinical Biomechanics on 21-23 April 2022, earlier this year.

  • Calum Silcock (International Health) Navigating a perfect storm: factors affecting primary care management of Adult ADHD - AWARD WINNER
  • Hannah Berry (Applied Orthopaedic Technology) Investigating the biomechanics of the freestyle stroke in swimming using field-based wearable technology
  • Sophie Baird (Anatomy) Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery: the transvaginal appendectomy in the surgical management of acute appendicitis

Dr Tim Drew, UDOTS BMSc programme lead, commented:

“I’d like to congratulate Hannah for being nominated and then shortlisted for this prestigious award. To be chosen as one of the top three research projects in the School of Medicine for 2021-2022 is a fantastic achievement and stands as testimony to her knowledge and presentation skills. Hannah’s success just highlights the continuing high standards of research projects available and conducted at UDOTS.”

The award is named after Sir James Mackenzie FRS FRCP (12 April 1853 - 1926 January 1925), a Scottish cardiologist who was a pioneer in the study of cardiac arrhythmias. Due to his work in the cardiac field, he is known as a research giant in primary care. He was knighted by King George V in 1915.