Congratulations to Dr. Rory Conn

7 August 2017

The Trust congratulates Tavistock trainee Dr. Rory Conn on being shortlisted for Higher Psychiatric Trainee of the Year (ST4 – ST6 and SpR) at the 2017 Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) awards. 


The RCPsych Awards mark the highest level of achievement in psychiatry, and includes awards for psychiatrists of all grades, as well as for medical students, foundation doctors, and teams working in mental health care. Winners will be announced Monday November 6.

Dr. Conn was a Specialist trainee in child and adolescent psychiatry over 4 years, completing a higher degree in Applied Systems Theory at the Tavistock. Rory also completed a Darzi fellowship in leadership and management, based at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and is now taking up a consultant post at the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital.

The shortlisting is in recognition of Rory's work in academia, education, public engagement, and quality improvement initiatives, locally and at the level of the royal college.

During the year in question, Rory was interviewed about working in child and adolescent mental health on Radio 4, published a number peer reviewed papers, and initiated a project linking CAMHS trainees with their paediatric counterparts. Rory also sat on the executive committee of the Paediatric Mental Health Association.

Rory said

"It's an honour to be shortlisted for this prestigious award, and reflects well on the excellent training and support I received at the Tavistock. I loved my training here and have been given a brilliant grounding for my career ahead, in particular in systemic thinking."

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