Douglas Bennett Prize

"" Dr Harry Hill, a psychiatry trainee in Barwon Health, has recently received the Douglas Bennett prize for his presentation on a structured review. He completed the review as a scholarly project, supervised by Professor Carol Harvey. His paper is titled “A structured review of psychiatric rehabilitation for individuals living with severe mental illness within three regions of the Asia-Pacific: Implications for Practice and Policy”.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych), awards the Douglas Bennett Prize annually for the best paper on rehabilitation psychiatry. This prize is open to the psychiatrist working in rehabilitation as a trainee, in a non-career grade post, or as a consultant within two years of appointment who presents the best original work at the Residential Meeting of the Faculty of Rehabilitation and Social Psychiatry.

This prize is given in Douglas Bennett’s name and uses his “creativity with practicality, simplicity with illumination, applicability with humanity and an eye for clear and rigorous methodology” as a guide in judging the best submission.