by Alan McCall
Welcome to the 2nd BJSM PhD Academy Awards 2017/18. In 2016, BJSM started a new initiative aimed to acknowledge and celebrate the invaluable contribution of PhD candidates around the world in Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM).
Last year, Dr James O’Brien won the Editor’s Pick, and Dr Ryan Timmins won the People’s Choice Award for the 2016/17 period. Those at this years’ Isokinetic Football Medicine Strategies Conference would have seen Dr James O’Brien present his PhD work on injury prevention implementation to improve injury outcomes, as part of the Editor’s Pick prize.
It’s now time for the class of 2017/18 to showcase their valuable contributions to SEM. Without a doubt, and just like the 1st edition of the BJSM PhD Academy Awards, we have received some fantastic nominees this year. In the coming week we will share with you, the PhD Academy Award nominations, their manuscripts highlighting a summary of their PhDs and videos to convince you to vote for them.
As with last year, we have two awards:
1. The People’s Choice: voted by you!
2. The Editor’s Pick: whereby each nominee will be scored according to set criteria by the BJSM Editors.
The winner of the Editor’s Pick Award will receive registration to the 2019 Football Medicine Strategies Conference to be held in Wembley Stadium, London, in addition to a spot on the scientific program.
The winner of the People’s Choice Award will receive a copy of the Brukner and Khan Sports Medicine Book.
Below, you will find the list of nominees and a link to 1) their PhD Academy Award manuscript and 2) a link to a ‘why vote for my PhD’ video (for those nominees submitting a video).
We look forward to celebrating the contributions made by all of our nominees and welcome submissions for 2018/19!
2017/2018 PhD Academy Awards nominees
Amelia JH Arundale (watch video HERE)
Vincent Kelly (watch video HERE)
Simon Lack (watch video HERE)
Lachlan Peter James
Scott Randall Brown
Andreas Serner (watch video HERE)
Nick van der Horst (watch video HERE)
Marinus Winters (watch video HERE)
Poll closes this Sunday 24th June at 23:59.
Good luck to our nominees!