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Dr Donncha Mullin wins the Royal College of Psychiatrists Scotland Research Prize

Dr Donncha Mullin wins the 2021 Research Prize for best paper published in a peer-reviewed journal by a RCPsych member.

Dr Donncha Mullin RSPsych 2021 Prize

Dr  Donncha Mullin, a PhD student and Clinical Research Fellow, from the Division of Psychiatry, was this year’s winner of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland Research Prize 2021, for his research paper "Motoric cognitive risk syndrome: Its prognostic value for dementia and other adverse age‐related health outcomes—A systematic review". 

The review, published in Alzheimer's & Dementia, investigates the prognostic implications of Motoric Cognitive Risk , a syndrome of slow-gait and subjective memory concerns, as a marker of dementia, cognitive impairment, falls, and mortality.

The research prize was for the best paper submitted to, or published in, a peer-reviewed journal in 2020/21 by an RCPsych member. The judging panel was comprised of the RCPsychIS Chair, Vice-Chair and one representative working in Academic Psychiatry.

Everyone at EDP congratulates Dr Mullin's achievement. To see more of Dr Mullin's work , you can follow him on his Twitter account.