Sir James Mackenzie Prize 2021-2022

Published on 22 September 2022

10 students were nominated for the Sir James Mackenzie Prize, and three were shortlisted by the School of Medicine to present their research.

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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. 

Award winner

  • Calum Silcock (International Health) Navigating a perfect storm: factors affecting primary care management of Adult ADHD 


  • Hannah Berry (Applied Orthopaedic Technology) Investigating the biomechanics of the freestyle stroke in swimming using field-based wearable technology. Hannah also presented her research at the 20th Staffordshire Conference on Clinical Biomechanics earlier this year.
  • Sophie Baird (Anatomy) Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery: the transvaginal appendectomy in the surgical management of acute appendicitis

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.

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