Prestigious national award for Keele academic
Professor Chris Main, Professor of Clinical Psychology (Pain Management) at the Arthritis Research UK National Primary Care Centre at Keele University, was the recipient of the 2010 British Pain Society Medal following his lecture entitled "Embedding psychological principles within clinical care: the journey from clinical rehabilitation to secondary prevention" delivered at the BPS Annual Scientific Meeting in Manchester.
The annual lecture and medal was first awarded in 2006 and Professor Main is the first non-anaesthetist to be given this honour. The medal is awarded in recognition of work by people from disciplines other than basic science.
The chair of the Scientific Programme Committee, Professor Chris Eccleston said: "The Committee was unanimous in its recommendation of Professor Main. They were particularly impressed by the extent of his contribution to science, policy, clinical practice, patient advocacy and teaching. His consistently high level of quality of work, combined with his strong leadership skills, all delivered with faultless enthusiasm, made him an easy choice."