BDRN PhD student wins international research award

Emma Tickle, BDRN PhD student at the University of Worcester, has won a best poster award at the 23rd Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD).  On announcing the awards on 14th May 2021, Professor Gin Malhi, President of ISBD, said that best poster awards recognised “outstanding up and coming researchers” from across the world who are “conducting cutting edge research”.

Emma’s research focuses on borderline personality disorder diagnosis among people living with bipolar disorder.  Professor Lisa Jones, said “winning an ISBD award is a huge accolade, and we are all very proud of Emma and delighted that her research is being recognised on the international stage”.

Emma said “I was completely thrilled and surprised to win this award.  I am pleased that my research is drawing attention to the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder in bipolar disorder which can have important implications for patients and their treatment.  I would like to say a big thank you to all the BDRN participants who volunteered to take part in my research, my research supervisors Professor Lisa Jones, Dr Katherine Gordon-Smith and Professor Eleanor Bradley, and the University of Worcester for funding my PhD and supporting my research”.

Emma Tickle