News: Feb 24, 2017
The 2016 First Place Winner of the Henry Stonnington Award for Review Articles goes to Dr. Clare Allely, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Salford in Manchester, England.
The review which received this award is entitled “Prevalence and assessment of traumatic brain injury in prison inmates: A systematic PRISMA review” and was published in the journal ‘Brain Injury’.
Commencing in 2007, annual awards are given for the best Review Articles published in the journal Brain Injury in recognition of Brain Injury’s Founding Editor. The Henry Stonnington Awards - sponsored by Taylor and Francis – provide a 1st prize and 2nd prize to the lead author of winning Review Articles, as adjudicated by the Editorial Board.
Dr. Stonnington received the Distinguished Physician award from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2002 and is venerated as a visionary leader in the field of Traumatic Brain Injury rehabilitation having served not only as the founder of the Journal of Brain Injury in 1983, but also as one of the primary guiding forces and founders (along with the late Dr. Sheldon Berrol) behind the International Association for the Study of Traumatic Brain Injury which later merged with the International Brain Injury Association. He also founded the journal Pediatric Rehabilitation. He was awarded a founder's award by the governor of Mississippi for his local work on brain injury education.
In terms of the implication for further research and practice, the studies identified in this awarded review clearly emphasise the need to account for traumatic brain injury (TBI) in managing care in offender populations, which may contribute to reduction in offending behaviours. Despite studies highlighting the significant prevalence of TBI in inmates, there has been little consideration of this in the development of policies and procedures.
For link to the review article in Brain Injury see: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02699052.2016.1191674