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British Academy of Audiology Awards 2016

Every year at the BAA annual conference, we take the time to acknowledge those individuals and teams who have excelled, or shown exceptional commitment to the Audiology profession over the past year.

The following awards were presented at the 13th Annual Conference on the 10th and 11th November 2016 in Glasgow.

Lisa Bayliss Award 

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Lisa Bayliss was a 20-year old student Audiologist working at the Royal Liverpool Hospital. Sadly, in 1992, Lisa's life was tragically taken on her way home from work. Lisa is greatly missed by all who met her but especially her family, colleagues and her patients. Lisa was kind, caring and worked well with everyone she met. She was described as a great people person. When it was suggested that an award be named in her honour, it came as no surprise that the award would be given to someone who showed the qualities Lisa possessed in abundance.

The Lisa Bayliss award was traditionally given to the student who performed best at the BAAT part 2 practical exam.  With the introduction of the BSc, the award is now given to the student who performs the best during their BSc (PTP) placement. 

The 2016 winner of the Lisa Bayliss Award is Lindsey Tutaj.

Audiologist of the Year Award in Memory of Peggy Chalmers

Clare_Bates.jpgThe BAA award for the Audiologist of the Year, in memory of Peggy Chalmers, is an award that will recognise an Audiologist who stands out from the crowd with regards to patient care. We are looking for an individual who has gone above and beyond to put the patient first, or improve their experience in even a small way, making a difference to them. The award is focused on patient care and we particularly welcome testimonials and case studies from patients, or colleagues, highlighting the reasons their Audiologist should be nominated.

Peggy contributed immeasurably to audiology in many ways, improving professional standards and training and supporting hundreds of students from the UK and overseas. Her hard work and enthusiasm has inspired many professionals in Audiology and with this award we hope each winner will continue to inspire with their excellent work. 

The 2016 winner of the Audiologist of the Year Award is Clare Bates.

New Award for 2016 - Placement Supervisor of the Year Award 

George_Roberts.jpgThe BAA award for the Placement Supervisor of the Year is an award that will recognise an Audiologist who stands out from the crowd with regards to supervising and supporting a student while on placement. We are looking for an individual who has gone above and beyond to provide a supportive learning environment on placement for students, providing leadership and guidance as well as inspiration. The award is focused on the mentoring of students and we particularly welcome testimonials and case studies from student, colleagues and university placement teams highlighting the reason a particular audiologist should be nominated. 

The 2016 winner of the Placement Supervisor of the Year Award is Kathryn Lewis (award collected by George Roberts).

Team of the Year Award

Drew_Ferguson.jpgThe BAA Team of the Year Award was created in 2004 to celebrate the coming together of the different professions within Audiology.  The prize is awarded to a team which has worked together to improve the quality of service in their area. Teams which work within an audiology department, in education, in research, or in an organisational capacity are all eligible.  Past winners have shown particularly innovative and original ideas, or worked on a specific project directly connected to audiology. Anyone can make a nomination, the winning team is chosen by the BAA board and will have the opportunity to share their accomplishments via the BAA magazine. 

The 2016 winners of the Team of the Year Award are the Lorn & Islands Hospital, Oban (award collected by Drew Ferguson).

The Jos Millar Shield

Dr_Lynzee_McShea.jpgJos Millar started his career in audiology at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. He had an interest in sound and radio and when an opportunity within audiology came along, he moved to this field and went to Manchester to complete his training. He was always fond of paediatric audiology so returned to the Royal Belfast Hospital for sick children. Later in his career he embarked on a new challenge to set up a paediatric service in his home town of Ballymena.

Within his long standing dedication to Audiology, it was only fitting for an award to be named in his honour. The Jos Millar Shield is a long standing award given each year for the best contribution to a BAA publication.  The recipient is chosen from all articles printed in the previous year's magazine and newsletter and is chosen by the publicity and communications team. 

The 2016 winner of the Jos Millar Award is Dr Lynzee McShea.

Oticon Student of the Year Award

Amy_Jauncey.jpgThe Oticon student of the year award is presented every year to the student who best presents their research during the student session. Oral presentations are judged during the student session by highly esteemed representatives of the profession. Each student has to pass a set criteria to win the award. The winner holds the title and trophy of "Oticon student of the year" along with a cash prize and an all expenses trip to Oticon Headquarters in Hamilton, in order to make and follow through their own ITE. 

The 2016 winner of the Oticon Student of the Year award is Amy Jauncey.

 

Poster Presenters 2016

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1st place Clinical Paper Poster Prize was awarded to Jane Beavan.

 

 

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1st Place Research Paper Poster Prize was awarded to Sarah Allen.

 

 

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1st Place Student Poster Prize was awarded to Abigail Wain.

 

 

 

Additional Recognition 2016

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Alison Walsh

A certificate was awarded to Alison Walsh, the Immediate Past President who is stepping down after four years as a Director of the BAA Board.


 

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Sarah Holliday

A certificate was awarded to Sarah Holliday for her hard work and dedication over the past year as an Executive Officer of the BAA Board.

 
 
 
 
 

British Academy of Audiology Awards 2015

Lisa Bayliss Award 

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The 2015 winner of the Lisa Bayliss Award is Ffion Kelly-Rees.

 

 

 

Audiologist of the Year Award in Memory of Peggy Chalmers

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The 2015 winner of the Audiologist of the Year Award is Helen Lee (award collected by Anna Hollingdale).

 

Team of the Year Award

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The 2015 winners of the Team of the Year Award are the Forth Valley Audiology and Volunteer Service (award collected by Jennifer Pow).

 

 

The Jos Millar Shield

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The 2015 winners of the Jos Millar Award are Dr Ann J MacKinnon, Adrian Carragher and Jane Wild (award collected by Gordon McHardy and Sarah Bent).

 

 

Oticon Student of the Year Award

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The 2015 winner of the Oticon Student of the Year award is Emily Tomsett.



Poster Presenters 2015

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1st place Clinical Paper Poster Prize 2015 was awarded to Eithne Heffernan

 

 

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1st Place Research Paper Poster Prize 2015 was awarded to Laura Lucas

 

 

 

Additional Recognition 2015

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Will Brassington

A certificate was awarded to Will Brassington, the Immediate Past President who is stepping down after seven years on the board.



Lifetime Achievement Award

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Professor Adrian Davis

Professor Adrian Davis OBE was presented with a Glass Plaque Award in recognition of his lifetime achievements and contributions to the audiological profession.