The British Association of

Audiovestibular Physicians

Pat Jobson Prize

Open to BAAP members only. 

The Pat Jobson Prize (currently for the amount of £250) was established in 1989 and is awarded annually for a project that promotes either the science or the services of Audiovestibular Medicine. It is open to members of BAAP who are Specialist Registrars or Consultants within 5 years of their first appointment in the specialty of Audiovestibular Medicine. The first recipient in 1989 was Dr Deirdre Lucas. 

 Recent winners

2013 Dr  Veronica  Kennedy 
2012 Dr Louisa Murdin 
2010 Dr Colm Madden
2009 Dr Charlotte Agrup
2007 Dr Simone Walter
2006 Dr Ian Colvin
2005 Dr Sebastian Hendricks
2004 Dr Waheeda Pagarkar
2002 Dr Doris-Eva Bamiou

The full Prize Rules and and how to apply can be found HERE

Hallpike Prize

Open to all

The Hallpike prize was established in 2009, following a kind donation by Dr Jeremy Hallpike, Emeritus Neurologist from Adelaide, Australia, in honour of his father Charles Skinner Hallpike.The prize is awarded annually for the best project of the past 24 month period (research, audit or review of subject) in the area of audiovestibular medicine.

The first winner was Miss Emma Stapleton, ENT Registrar from Sheffield, for her studies carried out in Nepal on the effects of altitude-induced hypoxia and increased intra-cochlear fluid pressure on the healthy human inner ear.

2010: Mr Quadeer Arshad, a clinical scientist at the Academic Department of Neuro-Otology, Imperial College London, for his research on "An objective test of otolith function using the ocular counter-roll afterimage device".

2011: Dr Peter West, Consultant Audiovestibular Physician at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, for his research entitled "A comparison of the techniques available for identifying peripheral vestibular nystagmus".

2012: Mr Mahmood Bhutta for his work on an animal model of otitis media with effusion.  

2013:  Dr Mitesh Patel, PhD, for his work on " Locomotor adaptation in Meniere's disease and vestibular neuritis patients".

2014: Dr Diego Kaski. An internal clock in the temporo-parietal junction for self-motion perception 
2015: Dr. Hena Ahmad MRCP, Clinical Research Fellow at the Division of Neurosciences, Imperial College, for her work on reduced visual cortical excitability in patients with bilateral peripheral vestibular failure

For More details and an application form - CLICK HERE

James Lind Alliance

Tinnitus research priorities:

The final top 10 priorities in tinnitus research agreed at the James Lind alliance meetings (2012) may be found here.

Research projects are more likely to get funding if they are aligned to one of these.

Last Updated (Saturday, 20 October 2012 17:41)
  NICE has accredited the process used by British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians (BAAP) to produce its clinical practice guidelines. Accreditation is valid for 5 years from March 2016. More information on accreditation can be found at: