Professor Helen Killaspy, Honorary Consultant in Rehabilitation Psychiatry at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) and Professor at UCL Division of Psychiatry, has been awarded a major international psychiatry prize for outstanding work by a woman to improve mental health care in Europe.
Professor Killaspy has been named by the European Psychiatric Association (EPA) as winner of the Constance Pascal-Helen Boyle Prize for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in Working to Improve Mental Health Care in Europe. The prize is worth 10,000 Euros.
The award reflects Professor Killaspy’s exceptional reputation in leading national and international programmes of research that focus on the assessment of quality of care for people with complex mental health problems, and the evaluation of complex interventions.
In announcing the award, the Association paid tribute to Professor Killaspy’s huge contribution to better mental health care in Europe.
On behalf of C&I, Dr Vincent Kirchner, Trust Medical Director, added: “Helen is at the forefront globally of research to help us all better understand and deliver effective mental health care for those with longer term and more complex problems.
“But she is also an ambassador for the psychiatric profession in many other ways too, for instance through her mentoring of younger colleagues and her striving for gender equality. She is a thoroughly deserving winner of this prestigious award and within the Trust we are delighted for her and very proud of our association with her.”
Futher details of Professor Killaspy’s professional experience are available here. Further details of the Pascal-Boyle Prize are available here.