Two St George’s researchers have won prestigious awards from the British Pharmacological Society.



Dr Alexis Bailey, Senior Lecturer in Neuropharmacology, was awarded the 2016 Student Choice Award for Excellence in Pharmacology Teaching. This is an award based on postgraduate or undergraduate nominations for exceptional teaching.

Dr Bailey said: "I am delighted to have received this award, particularly as it was based on my student’s nomination. It is a recognition of my efforts in promoting the field of pharmacology, and its associated careers, to young students. I am a great believer in the transformative power of education through research-led teaching.”

Another St George’s academic, Dr Jennifer Stott, was awarded the Outstanding Young Investigator Award, jointly offered by the BPS and by the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists. Dr Stott is presently carrying out post-doctoral research funded by the British Heart Foundation. Her academic research centres on the role of potassium channels within the vasculature and how they are regulated in health and disease.

The prize for the Outstanding Young Investigator award is to spend three weeks in a research lab in Australia with Associate Professor Shaun Sandow of the University of the Sunshine Coast.

She said: “I am very pleased to have won this award and look forward to working in Australia next summer. Further down the line I would like to apply for a fellowship and begin my own research programme.”

Both awards were presented last night at the British Pharmacological Society’s annual dinner and awards ceremony. The Society is the primary community for pharmacologists concerned with research into drugs and the way they work. It covers the whole spectrum of pharmacology, including laboratory, clinical, and toxicological aspects.