The Institute’s most prestigious award is the Norman K. Harrison Gold Medal, presented annually at the discretion of the Chairman to a member considered to have made an outstanding contribution to the Institute or profession. An article on Norman K. Harrison can be viewed here.
|YEAR||RECIPIENT||CONFERENCE VENUE||IMI CHAIRMAN|
|1972||Julie Dorrington||University of Liverpool||Gabriel Donald|
|1973||Robert Whitley||University of Surrey||Robert Ollerenshaw|
|1974||Irene Prentice||University of Aberdeen||Peter Cull|
|1975||Ralph Marshall||University of Warwick||Patricia Turnbull|
|1976||Robert Loudon Brown||University of Bath||Patricia Turnbull|
|1977||David Tredinnick||University of Sheffield||Cynthia Clarke|
|1978||Ray Lunnon||University of York||Cynthia Clarke|
|1979||Nigel Pearce||University of Swansea||Robert Loudon Brown|
|1980||Richard Morton||University of Stirling||Robin Callender|
|1981||Garry Swann||University of Warwick||Ron Donovan|
|1982||Leslie Bowcock||University of Bath||Ray Lunnon|
|1983||Anthony Oxley||University of Warwick||Gabriel Donald|
|1984||Keith Duguid||University of Swansea||Peter Waldie|
|1985||Gillian Lee||University of Aberdeen||David Tredinnick|
|1986||Jane Shemilt||University of York||Cynthia Clarke|
|1987||Keith Harrison||University of Bath||Robert Gilder|
|1988||Gabriel Donald||University of Nottingham||Nigel Pearce|
|1989||Nicholas White||University of Swansea||Nigel Pearce|
|1990||Peter Cull||University of Bradford||Gillian Lee|
|1991||Robin Williams||University of East Anglia||Gillian Lee|
|1992||Ross Milligan||University of Leeds||Colin Hood|
|1993||Angus Robertson||University of St Andrews||Colin Hood|
|1994||Alex Herd||University of Keele||Simon Brown|
|1995||Peter Hansell||University of Warwick||Simon Brown|
|1996||Cedric Gilson||University of Canterbury||Daphne Lytton|
|1997||Carol Fleming||Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh||Daphne Lytton|
|1998||Jane Fallows||University of Warwick||Alex Herd|
|1999||William MacIntyre||Chesford Grange Hotel, Warwick||Alex Herd|
|2000||Phillip Dove||University of Cambridge||Martin Johns|
|2001||Geoffrey Gilbert||White Heart Hotel, Harrogate||Martin Johns|
|2002||Simon Brown||Mickleover Court Hotel, Derbyshire||Carol Fleming|
|2003||Martin Johns||Hilton Dunblane Hydro Hotel, Perthshire||Carol Fleming|
|2004||Andrew Johnson||Hilton West Pier Hotel, Brighton||Keith Bellamy|
|2005||Jane Tovey||Moat House Hotel, York||Keith Bellamy|
|2006||Keith Bellamy||Thistle Hotel, Cardiff||Jerry Nayler|
|2007||Kathy McFall||The Abbey Hotel, Redditch||Jerry Nayler|
|2008||Colin Hood||Marriott Hotel, Durham||Angus Robertson|
|2009||Hazel Herd||Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld||Angus Robertson|
|2010||Jerry Nayler||Crewe Hall Hotel, Crewe||Andrew Johnson|
|2011||Jill Bradbury||Theobalds Park, Cheshunt||Andrew Johnson|
|2012||Stephen Palmer||Marriot Hotel, Glasgow||Ross Milligan|
|2013||Craig Richardson||Marriot Hotel, Leicester||Ross Milligan|
|2014||Amy Lake||Marriot Hotel, Bristol||Jason Candlin|
|2015||Catherine Lamoon||Renaissance, Manchester||Jason Candlin|
|2016||David Bishop||Golden Jubilee Hotel, Glasgow||Stephen Palmer|
|2017||Carly Dakin||East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham||Stephen Palmer|
|2018||Roger Hickinbotham||Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, North Yorkshire||Kathy McFall|
|2019||Jason Pitt||Stormont Hotel, Belfast||Kathy McFall|
|2020||Caroline Erolin||Awarded Remotely||Jane Tovey|
Peter Cull was a founder member of the Institute and on his death his widow kindly bequeathed ten silver medals struck in his name. Five were given to IMI and five were given to the Medical Artists’ Association of Great Britain.
Awarded by each IMI Chairman once during their two-year term of office to an individual, team, group, department or organisation that had made a significant lasting impact on the Institute and its members. Both members and non-members are eligible.
|2013||Geoffrey Gilbert||Ross Milligan|
|2015||Carol Fleming||Jason Candlin|
|2017||Jeremy Nayler||Stephen Palmer|
|2019||Ross Milligan||Kathy McFall|
This award recognises individuals for their dedicated service and contribution to the Institute and / or the profession throughout their career. Recipients will be awarded for giving valuable service and loyalty. Anyone within or out-with IMI can nominate an IMI member for this award. The intended recipients must be fully paid up IMI Members at the time of nomination. Nominations should be made in writing to the Honorary Secretary for Council to discuss and make a decision. The Chairman has a casting vote. Nominations can submitted at any time but only nominations received before April 30th can be considered for presentation at the annual conference. The award will take the form of a small gift and a certificate. Winners will be invited as guests to receive their award at the banquet and IMI will cover the expenses of this and an overnight stay. IMI will promote the winners in a feature for IMI News.
|2017||Mike Nelson and Chris Priest|
Honorary Fellowship is an honour awarded in recognition of outstanding service to the Institute or to the profession as a whole. The procedure for nominating a member for a Honorary Fellowship is available on the members’ home page.
|1982||Gabriel Donald and Peter Hansell|
|1984||Peter Cull and Robert Ollerenshaw|
|1990||Charles P. Hodge and John P. Vetter|
|1991||Leslie Bowcock, Keith Duguid and Samir Wahdan|
|1992||Gillian Lee and Richard Morton|
|1998||Alex Herd and Ross Milligan|
|2009||Geoffrey Gilbert, Ray Phillips and Angus Robertson|
|2015||Hoosain Ebrahim and Paul Crompton|
IMI Fellowship is the highest grade of professional membership and it recognises excellent abilities and skills and is its highest distinction of the Institute.
There are two routes to achieving this and applications may be made by Members of the Institute with a minimum of 5 years’ post-qualification experience. Click here for more information.
|1982||Alison Rutherford and Kevin Fitzpatrick|
|1987||A Robin Williams|
|1994||Jane Fallows and Lawrence Merin|
|2001||Carol Fleming, Peter Grencis, Alex Herd, Ross Milligan and Angus Robertson|
|2009||Alex Fraser and Hazel Herd|
|2020||Caroline Erolin and Catherine Lamoon|
Honorary Life Membership is awarded by Council to an individual or company representative who has supported IMI over many years.
This award is presented annually to the author of the best original manuscript published in the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine and is selected by a team of past Editors and invited judges. It is sponsored by Taylor & Francis. The winner receives a certificate and £100.
|2016||Jonathan Paul Brett, Amy Lake & Susan Downes|
|2017||Anna Sieben, Richard Oparka & Caroline Erolin|
|2018||Jac Saorsa and Kim Baxter (Joint Winners)|
|2019||Kimberley E Moss|
Peter Hansell was the founding editor of Medical and Biological Illustration (now the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine). He persuaded the British Medical Association to launch the Journal in 1951 and remained associated with it as Editor Emeritus until his death.
Ten Peter Hansell Medals were cast and are only awarded should a paper submitted by an IMI member to the journal be deemed to be of an outstanding quality.
Only IMI members are eligible to be considered for the award which is for an original article published between 1st September of the previous year and 30th August of the current year. The winner is selected by past Editors of the journal and invited guests.
|2008||Christopher Tetley & Steve Young|
|2009||SK Williams, LA Ellis & G Williams|
Any manuscript type published between 1st September of the previous year and 30th August of the current year.
The paper with the most average downloads per month (based on number of total views/number of months available to download).
The winner is selected based on statistics provided by production team.
|2018||Simon Brinkworth, Alice Kenny and Christina Knights|
|2019||Carly Dakin and Elizabeth Coates|
The Editorial Board decided to introduce a new award to both encourage and celebrate new authors. It was originally planned to be called the ‘Editor’s Award’ as the honour of selecting the recipient is reserved solely for the Journal’s Editor.
Following the passing of Keith Duguid in March 2015 the Editor contacted IMI officers to ask if the award could be re-named in his honour and the ‘Keith Duguid New Author Award’ was born. Keith was Editor of the Journal under the title The Journal of Audiovisual Media in Medicine or JAMM for over ten years from 1981 to 1992 often providing advice and encouragement to new authors and also to those editors who followed and who will remain eternally grateful.
Only IMI members who are new authors are eligible to be considered for the award which is for an original article published between 1st September of the previous year and 30th August of the current year.
The winner is selected by the current editor of the journal.
|2015||Adrian Wressell, Heidi Twaites, Stephen Taylor, Dan Hartland & Theo Gove-Humphries|
|2017||Cristina Sala Ripoll, Richard Oparka, Annie Campbell & Caroline Erolin|
|2018||Sophie Gregory & Ceri Llewellyn|
|2019||Elvire Thouvenot-Nitzan, Richard Oparka, Annie Campbell & Caroline Erolin|
|2008||Christopher Tetley & Steve Young|
|2009||SK Williams, LA Ellis & G Williams|
|2010||Rhys Gethin Thomas, Nigel William John & John Michael Delieu|
|2011||Paul Crompton, Richard Motley & Andrew Morris|
|2013||Bård Kjersem & Jørgen Krohn|
|2014||Jørgen Krohn, Bård Kjersem & Gunnar Høvding|