The SSA Fred Yates Prize

Nominations for this year’s Fred Yates prize are now open

The Society is proud to confer this award each year, named in honour of Fred Yates.

The prize will be awarded at the annual SSA Symposium to a researcher who is in the early or mid part of her or his career who has made a significant and specific contribution to the addictions field in recent years. The recipient of the prize will receive a cheque for £2,000 and a certificate which includes the words 'for a significant contribution to the work of the addictions field'. The recipient will be invited to present their research at that year's Symposium, for which their attendance expenses will be reimbursed.

Nominees must:
  • be a member or associate of the Society
  • be nominated by a member or associate of the Society
  • be in the early stages of their research career, no more than 5 years since attaining a graduate or post-graduate qualification
  • be an active researcher in the field of addiction
  • have one or more publications (or manuscripts accepted for publication) in the previous 12 months, and a minimum of 2 publications in the previous 5 years
  • have demonstrated enthusiasm and potential future leadership. This may be through developing a novel programme of work or contributing to new or improved clinical practice or an enhanced understanding of addiction
Nominations from Society members are to be received by 31 January. A selection panel of three individuals is appointed each year from the Society's Executive Council.

Nomination forms are available here.

You can make a nomination online here here.


Fred Yates made a significant contribution to addiction studies, particularly with respect to the evaluation of alcohol treatment services and the various applications of computing in our field. After obtaining an Honours degree in Psychology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and a PhD at the University of Birmingham, in 1975 Fred joined the Alcoholism Rehabilitation Research Group in Birmingham under the directorship of Dr Hugh Norris. In 1981 he became a research psychologist in the University Department of Psychiatry in Newcastle where he worked closely with Dr Anthony Thorley and other colleagues. This was followed by a spell from 1985-88 as Research Officer for the Turning Point Organization, following which Fred established his own research agency (ASSES: Action from Scientific Service Evaluation Studies) to provide computer support for the voluntary sector at below commercial rates, to carry out commissioned research and to develop research interest in therapeutic computer applications. Of his many publications, probably the best known concern his analysis of 'the use made of treatment' by clients of alcohol problems agencies and his epidemiological and preventive work for the Health Education Council on drinking in two north-east towns. Fred sadly passed away after a short illness at South Cleveland Hospital on 21 November 1996 at the age of 46. Although tragically incomplete, his work will have made a lasting impression on the field and an important contribution to the welfare of those with alcohol and drug problems.

Fred was the kindest and gentlest of men and he was widely liked and respected as a result. He managed to combine a sharp intelligence with a genuine humanity and warmth of personality and the Society is therefore delighted and honoured to give an award bearing his name.

Dr Nick Heather, Northumbria University


The SSA Fred Yates Prize - Researcher of the year

In recognition of a significant contribution to research and practice in the addictions field

Past winners:

2013 Jaime Delgadillo University of York, UK
2012 Dr Bridgette Bewick University of Leeds, UK

2011 Inaugural year (joint winners)

Dr Jodie Trafton Stanford University Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, USA
Dr Simon Adamson National Addiction Centre, New Zealand

 

 

 

 

 


SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSSSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SS




 

 

 

 


SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSSSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA SSA

Contact the SSA

Executive Office
19 Springfield Mount
Leeds
LS2 9NG

Tel: +44 (0) 113 855 9559

Fax: +44 (0)113 855 9580

 

Search SSA site


 

Latest SSA Book Offers



Details here