The Professor Mary Robertson Prize 2014

Tourettes Action welcomes entries for the annual Professor Mary Robertson Prize 2014. Submit a dissertation of up to 4000 words (excluding references, tables or figures) on the topic of the Gilles de la Tourette syndrome –  applicants are particularly encouraged to write up original pieces of research or submit a review of the broad field of Tourette’s, or a specific area of interest. All entrants are encouraged to consider how their research or chosen topic area may develop in the future.

The winner will receive a prize of £250

Submit your entry by 30th April 2014 to Miss Seonaid Anderson:


  • A UK medical or research student with an interest in Tourette Syndrome
  • Particularly welcome
    • medical students who are intercalating with a BSc, MSc or PhD
    • Students with experience working in the field (e.g. clinical experience) or have completed or due to complete elective modules covering Tourette’s.

Please state which University and course you are enrolled on.

All entries must include a statement of originality and that the work is primarily that of the applicant themselves. Tourettes Action cannot accept work that has been published elsewhere or submitted to a journal pending peer-review. For original pieces of research, the candidate should explain their role in the relevant research team

For more details please see the website –

 Please note that by entering the competition you agree to let Tourettes Action publish your essay on their website. Should you win, you will need to be available to collect your prize in person at the Tourettes Action meeting in June 2014.