The British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians Hallpike 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 The project can be unpublished, published or be in form of a presentation or poster, but the prize committee must be able to assess its quality from the available information.

The Hallpike prize was first awarded by the British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians  in 2009, following the kind donation of Dr Jeremy Hallpike, Emeritus Neurologist from Adelaide, Australia, in honour of his father Charles Skinner Hallpike, a key figure in the early days of the development of Audiovestibular Medicine as a specialty.

This prize committee consists of the Chairs of the Education, Audit and Clinical Standards BAAP Subcommittees under the chairpersonship of the Vice President of BAAP.

The successful candidate receives the prize certificate and a cheque for £300 which will be awarded at the March 2023 BAAP Annual Conference (or in exceptional circumstances at the October 2023 Hallpike Symposium) when the prize winner is expected to present his/her work.

The criteria on which the selection is based are:

  • Quality of project (50%)
  • Relevance to Audiovestibular Medicine (20%)
  • Relevance to clinical practice (10%)
  • Applicant’s history of research experience (20%) (the less experience, the better rating to encourage inexperienced applicants)

Rules for candidates submitting applications for Hallpike Prize:

Documents must be in MS-Word *.doc or *.pdf format, using Arial font 10, using the form at the end of this guide. The application needs to contain:

  • The applicants name, address, contact details and designation at completion of project are required as well as the institution at which the project was undertaken.
  • A clear declaration which part of the project is work of the candidate and which part that of others
  • Outline of reasons for undertaking the research, methods and analysis of the project, and how conclusions were derived highlighting any problematic areas (500-700 words) [please state if work is published, submitted or otherwise openly available]
  • Relevance of the project to Audiovestibular Medicine in the UK (150-250 words)
  • Clinical applicability (max 150 words)
  • Candidates experience in audit and research ( max 150 words)
  • Candidates brief CV (2 A4 pages maximum)

The completed form should be emailed to the Honorary Secretary of BAAP –  It should be received by the BAAP Honorary Secretary before 5 PM of Friday 6th January 2023. Those received later will be considered for the following year.

BAAP Hallpike Prize application form 2022