Nominations are open for the 2023 Skellern Lectureship, Lifetime Achievement Award & Host Organisation
INFORMATION FOR THE SKELLERN LECTURE & LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - HOW TO NOMINATE
Eileen Skellern was a pioneer who championed mental health nursing, service improvements, patient and person-centred leadership. The ability to influence change and challenge convention was a key role Skellern had in establishing the profession of nursing, alongside more traditionally acknowledged psychiatric convention. Today we continue to celebrate advancements and personal achievements in the annual Skellern lecture, and Lifetime Achievement Award. We want to hear from people who have made a difference.
Who would you like to see recognised for their contribution to mental health experiences? Who has drawn from their own personal lived experiences, implementing innovative practice changes and improvements, campaigning and championing policy and research advancements? We particularly welcome nominations from diverse and under represented communities from across our global society, those who have overcome adversity to achieve advancements in mental health care at home in the UK, and/or overseas.
If you wish to nominate someone, whether a colleague, an activist, a survivor, you are asked to first check with the person you wish to be nominated to ensure
a) they are happy for their name to go forward, and
b) that they can fulfil the commitments listed below (sections 1-3).
Nominees for both awards have historically tended to come mainly from a core mental health nursing background, but in the spirit of Eileen Skellern’s vision for an intra-disciplinary approach to mental health, nominations from a variety of backgrounds are welcomed.
Host Organisation nominations are invited to please submit a 150 word expression of interest.The same process is involved for the appointment of the host venue.
ALL NOMINATIONS CAN BE DISCUSSED OR SENT TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: Professor Sally Hardy, email@example.com; Dr Joy Bray Joy.firstname.lastname@example.org; Dr Gary Winship, email@example.com
CLOSING DATE FOR Nominations SKELLERN LECTURER, LIFETIME AWARD & Host Organisation is August 20th 2022.
1) Nominees for the ES lecture are asked for a title & synopsis of their lecture/speech (no more than 300 words).
2) Lifetime Achievement Nominees are asked to provide a short biography (150-300). This information will be forwarded to the appointments committee panel. The short list and appointments, including host organisation will be announced at the MHNA Conference Dinner on Thursday 14th September 2022.
3) Hold the date for early – mid June 2023
The appointments panel will undertake an independent vote for awardees. The panel consists of former recipients, sponsors, student representatives and organisers of the ES & Lifetime Award.
The panel members vote for the candidates ranking each nominee (eg 1,2,3,4,5) - voting separately for each award. The candidate with the lowest score in each short list is appointed. The voting matrix is available only to panel members. In the event of a panel member being nominated that panel member will not be able vote for that appointment.
The short list are publicised.
PANEL MEMBERS 2023: Dr Russell Ashmore (Past lecturer), Dr Miriam Barrett (West London NHS Trust), Professor Len Bowers (past lecturer), Dr Joy Bray (co-ordinator), Geoff Brennan (past lecturer), Professor Neil Brimblecombe (past lecturer), Professor Phil Burnard (past recipient), Professor Tony Butterworth (past lecturer), Professor Patrick Callaghan (past lecturer/Lifetime), Professor Mary Chambers (Past lecturer), Dr John Crowley (University of Greenwich), Professor Bryn Davis (past recipient - JPMHN former editor), Professor Joy Duxbury (past lecturer), Professor Lawrie Elliot (JPMHN Editor), Professor Cheryl Forchuk (past lecturer), Catherine Gamble (past lecturer), Professor Kevin Gourney (past recipient), Dr Julie Hall (Notts Health Care Trust), Dr Ben Hannigan (MHNA), Professor Sally Hardy (UEA), Marion Janner (past recipient), Professor Karina Lovell (past lecturer), Amanda Mackenzie (Lead Nurse Cassel/West London NHS Trust) Professor Hugh Mckenna (past recipient), Professor Mick Mckeown (UCLan), Beverley Murphy (SLAM), Professor Fiona Nolan (MHNA), Professor Peter Nolan (past recipient), Professor Ian Norman (past lecturer), Malcolm Rae (past recipient), Dr Julie Repper (past lecturer), Professor Alan Simpson (past lecturer), Professor David Sines (past lecturer), Professor Shirley Smoyak (past recipient), Sharon Spain (SWLSTG-Tr), Dr Ben Thomas (past lecturer), Jane Wells (Director, Oxleas), Dr Gary Winship (past recipient/oragniser).