Awards and inaugural lectures

Since 2003, Imperial College School of Medicine together with ICSMSU have held an annual awards programme recognising the valued contributions of clinical teachers and support staff in delivering our undergraduate medicine course.

Nominations are now open for the 2017 awards. You can now download application forms using the buttons on the right of this page, and details of the awards available are listed below:

Teaching Excellence Award – Clinical Teachers
This year, six awards for Excellence in Teaching will be made to clinical teachers. We welcome submissions for the awards from the four main teaching hospitals, the district general hospitals, the mental health trusts or the primary care trusts (or practices).

Teaching Excellence Award – Non-Clinical Teachers
This year, two awards will be made to non-clinical teachers for Excellence in Teaching. Here, we welcome nominations for any individuals employed within any Imperial College department;  staff must teach undergraduate medical students in Years 1, 2 or 4 to be eligible.

Teaching Fellow Teaching Excellence Award
This year, one award for Excellence in Teaching will be secured solely for Teaching Fellows. We welcome submissions for the Teaching Fellow award from the four main teaching hospitals, the district general hospitals, the mental health trusts or the primary care trusts (or practices). The Teaching Fellow Excellence Award was introduced in 2016 to celebrate the achievements and calibre of the Teaching Fellows at our NHS Trusts. The new category ensures that one teaching award will always go to a Teaching Fellow.

Distinguished Teacher Award
The Distinguished Teacher Award is to recognise one excellent teacher who continues to deliver outstanding teaching over and beyond expectation and has previously been awarded a Teaching Excellence Award.

Supporting the Student Experience Award
Supporting the Student Experience Award may be given to one member of staff who has a primarily non-teaching role in supporting Imperial students within an NHS environment, who has shown an extra measure of dedication and has achieved excellence in supporting the student experience.

Please note that for all awards, individuals previously awarded within the last three years will not usually be reconsidered, but we welcome submissions for previously unsuccessful nominees. Nominations will close on Friday 12 May 2017.

The awards evening also provides a platform to showcase and celebrate a new professor, who gives an inaugural lecture as part of Imperial's 'Meet our new professors'. The lecture represents a significant milestone in an academic's career and provides an opportunity to present an overview of their research career so far, update colleagues on current and future research plans, and introduce their research to wider audiences.

Details of the 2017 Awards for Teaching Excellence for NHS Teachers evening and Inaugural Lecture will be announced later in the year.


Previous winners

2016 winners

Teaching Excellence Awards 2016

Congratulations to our winners:

  • Dr Jacob Addo (Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Dr Mahmood Wahed (Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Dr Anjan Chakrabarty (Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Dr Nina Salooja (Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust)
  • Dr Ihab Ramzy (London North West Healthcare NHS Trust)
  • Dr Evangelos Vasileiadis (The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Dr Tim Bullock (West London Mental Health NHS Trust)
  • Dr Beena Gohil (Oldfield Family Practice)
  • Dr James Warner (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust)

Teaching Fellow Excellence Award

The Teaching Fellow Excellence Award was introduced in 2016 to celebrate the achievements and calibre of the Teaching Fellows at our NHS Trusts. 

  • Dr Catriona Hall (Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust)

Distinguished Teacher Award

The Distinguished Teacher Award recognises one excellent teacher who continues to deliver outstanding teaching above and beyond expectation and has previously been awarded a Teaching Excellence Award.

  • Dr Abdul-Majeed Salmasi (London North West Healthcare NHS Trust)

Supporting the Student Experience Award

The ‘Supporting the Student Experience’ Award is given to one member of staff who has a primarily non-teaching role in supporting Imperial students within an NHS environment, who has shown an extra measure of dedication and has achieved excellence in supporting the student experience.

  • Ms Annette Stanley (Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)

Associate Dean Award

The Associate Dean's award was introduced in 2016 to celebrate individuals who have supported education over their long career. This award is given at the special request of the Associate Dean/Head of Undergraduate Medicine.

  •  Professor Paul Abel (Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust)

2015 winners


Teaching Excellence Awards

  • Mr Salah Atrah
  • Dr Masum Khwaja
  • Dr Michael Malley
  • Dr Peter Wills
  • Dr Laurence John
  • Dr Caroline Oliver
  • Dr Ros Lucy
  • Dr Omid Halse
  • Dr Esther Harazi
  • Dr Rula Najim & Dr Nina Dutta (Joint Winners)

Commendations: Dr Anshul Deshraj, Dr Ihab Ramzy, Dr Johnny Swart, Dr Evangelos Vasileiadis

Distinguished Teacher Award

One exceptional previous award winner teacher recognised annually for continuing to deliver teaching above and beyond expectations.  With many outstanding nominations we are very pleased to announce that the 2014–15 Distinguished Teacher Award:

  • Dr Zulfiquar Mirza

Supporting the Student Experience Award

The Supporting the Student Experience Award may be given to one member of staff who has a primarily non-teaching role in supporting Imperial students within an NHS environment, who has shown an extra measure of dedication and has achieved excellence in supporting the student experience.  The winner of the 2014–15 Supporting the Student Experience Award is:

  • Mrs Karen Picken

2014 winners


Teaching Excellence Awards

  • Dr Yiannis Ioannou & Dr Charles Stewart (Joint Winners)
  • Ms Lisa McMillan
  • Dr Paresh Mistry
  • Dr Edward Won Ho Park
  • Dr Eimear Brannigan
  • Dr Alex Chan
  • Dr Ronald Doctor
  • Dr Saleh Okhovat
  • Dr Ravinder Kooner
  • Dr Elizabeth Pearson

Commendations: Dr Vineet Prakash, Dr Pooja Gulati, Dr Nia Williams, Dr Michael Malley, Dr Sian-Tsung Tan, Dr Amit Patel, Mr Salah Atrah, Mr Don McCrea and Dr Martin Hall

Distinguished Teacher Award

One exceptional previous award winner teacher recognised annually for continuing to deliver teaching above and beyond expectations.  With many outstanding nominations we are very pleased to announce that the 2013-14 Distinguished Teacher Award:

  • Dr Naila Kamal

Supporting the Student Experience Award

The Supporting the Student Experience Award may be given to one member of staff who has a primarily non-teaching role in supporting Imperial students within an NHS environment, who has shown an extra measure of dedication and has achieved excellence in supporting the student experience.  The winner of the 2013-14 Supporting the Student Experience Award is:

  • Mr Darren Pirson

Commendations: Ms Juliette Thompson, Ms Bee Vaitha-Smith

2013 winners

  • Dr Suveer Singh - Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Hugo Donaldson - Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Dr Carolyn Millar - Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Dr Christopher Schelvan - Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Dr Pallav Shah - Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Wojiek Rakowicz - The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Andrew Greenland - The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Christopher Kelley - The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Amar Sharif - The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Dr Niraj Arora - West London Mental Health NHS Trust

2012 winners

  • Dr Nicky Coote, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Dr Michael Coren, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Dr Zahid Dhakam, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Dr Stephen Goldring, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Gira Patel, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Mary Roddie, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Dr Stuart Rosen, Ealing Hospital NHS Trust
  • Dr James Shelley, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Nuttan Tanna, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Dr Sarah Woodham, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

2011 winners

  • Dr Stella Barnes, The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust
  • Dr Moustafa Hafez, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Dr Andrew Harris, Surrey Primary Care Trust
  • Dr Jenny Lebus, Wandsworth Primary Care Trust
  • Dr Sam Nayrouz, West London Mental Health NHS Trust
  • Dr Michael Osborn, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Dr Gillian Park, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Dr Gulam Patel, Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr John Platt, West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
  • Dr Aaron Vallance, West London Mental Health NHS Trust

2010 winners

  • Mr John Dooley, Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust
  • Dr Jeffrey Fehler, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Carolyn Gabriel, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Dr Ewa Lichtarowicz-Krynska, Ealing Hospital NHS Trust
  • Dr Zul Mirza, West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
  • Dr Richard Morgan, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Prof Sudipta Purkayastha, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Miss Davina Richardson, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Dr Abdul-Majeed Salmasi, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Mr Ramawad Soobrah, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust

2009 winners

  • Dr Nagi Barakat, The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust
  • Dr Musa Barkeji, West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
  • Dr Hugh Bethell, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Dr Sushen Bhattacharrya, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Mr Raj Bhutiani, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Mr Vassilios Papalois, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Dr Bobby Prasad, Chelsea & Westminster Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Dr Amrit Sachar, West London Mental Health NHS Trust
  • Dr Simon Stewart, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Mr Hamid Zadeh, West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

2008 winners

  • Dr Ed Abrahamson, Chelsea & Westminster Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Professor Edwina Brown, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Mr Peter Dawson, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Mr Mark Edwards, The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust
  • Dr Ben Ellis, Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Mr Ramy Fahmy, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Dr Mary Hickson, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Mr Don McCrea, West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
  • Dr Kevin Murphy, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Dr Lola Odebiyi, CNWL Mental Health NHS Trust

2007 winners

  • Dr Graham Ball, Chelsea & Westminster Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Dr Tim Heymann, Kingston Hospital NHS Trust
  • Dr Richard Hooker, Kensington & Chelsea PCT
  • Dr Charles Kaplan, Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Ms Sharon Kitcatt, Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Dr Wing May Kong, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Dr Steve Koury, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Dr Martin Lupton, Chelsea & Westminster Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Dr Stephen Robinson, St Mary's NHS Trust
  • Dr Naila Siddiqui, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust

In posthumous recognition of contribution to teaching:

  • Dr Oliver Smith, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust

2006 winners

  • Dr Jonathan Cooper, Ashford & St Peter's Hospital NHS Trust
  • Dr Michael Pelly, Chelsea & Westminster Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Dr Donald MacDonald, Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Dr Robert N Davidson, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Mr Robin Touquet, St Mary's NHS Trust
  • Mr Christoper J Kelley, Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust
  • Ms Elizabeth Owen, West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
  • Dr Derek Williams, Ealing Hospital NHS Trust
  • Dr Mark Downs, The Surgery, Munster Road
  • Dr Claudia Wald, CNWL Mental Health NHS Trust

2005 winners

  • Dr Hugh Davies, Central Middlesex
  • Dr Iain Lindsay, Charing Cross
  • Dr Deborah Cunningham, St Mary’s
  • Dr Dafydd Thomas, St Mary’s
  • Dr Mark Bower, Chelsea & Westminster
  • Miss Sophie Renton, Northwick Park
  • Dr Simon Dubrey, Hillingdon
  • Mr JK Ng, Hillingdon
  • Dr Simon Michaelson, Central & North-West London Mental Health Trust
  • Dr Fiona Regan, Hammersmith Hospital

2004 winners

  • Dr Dai Thomas
  • Dr Jay Arnold
  • Dr Rod Hughes
  • Dr Lucy Abrahams
  • Dr Chris Bench
  • Ms Sheena Foxwell
  • Dr Nikki Fowler
  • Miss Harriet Owen
  • Mr Roger Marwood
  • Dr Tim Orchard

2003 winners

  • Mr James Powles
  • Dr Rimah El Borai
  • Mr P McDonald
  • Dr Michael Fertleman
  • Dr David Perkin
  • Dr Jeremy Levy
  • Dr Stuart Rosen
  • Ms Denise O'Donnell
  • Dr Don Henderson
  • Mr Martin Thomas