SAPC Doctoral Prize

The SAPC Doctoral prize is open to health service researchers and clinical academics, within 18 months of their PhD or Doctorate being awarded.

Judging criteria will include impact on primary care and implications for future research. 

The prize is:

  • one year's annual subscription to SAPC
  • a presentation slot and attendance for one day at the next SAPC ASM


Application process: 

Complete the application form and submit it to by 31st March 2024.  Applicants may self-nominate.


Sunday, 31 March 2024 - 6:00pm

Open to health service researchers and clinical academics, within 18 months of their PhD (or educational doctorate) being awarded.  SAPC members and non-members may apply.  


Previous winners: 

2023 Winner: Sarah Mills

PhD title: Use of Unscheduled Care by People who Die from Cancer

2022 Two joint winners:

Jennifer Voorhees, University of Manchester
PhD title: Understanding Access to General Practice

Jessica Watson, University of Bristol

PhD title: The diagnostic utility of inflammatory markers in primary care: a mixed methods study

2021 Winner: Emily McBride, University College London
PhD title: Psychological Impact of Testing Positive for Human Papillomavirus at Cervical Cancer Screening

Emily's blog ...

Highly commended: Andrew Sturrock, University of Sunderland
PhD title: The role of the pharmacist in the promotion of oral health and the interprofessional prevention of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (2020)

 2020 Two joint winners:

Joht Chandan, University of Birmingham
PhD title: The health effects of childhood maltreatment and domestic abuse
Isabela Troya,  PhD awarded by Keele University
PhD title: Understanding self-harm behaviour in older adults: a systematic review and qualitative study