William Inman Prize

The William Inman Prize was set up with a bequest from Dr William S. Inman, who died in 1968. Dr Inman was an ophthalmic surgeon and psychoanalyst and in memory of his work the prize was established to recognise “the best original work on psychosomatic ophthalmology in The British Journal of Medical Psychology (now Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice) or other medical journal approved by the Society”.

The definition of eligible work was later extended to include “any contribution to the effects of psychological factors upon physical conditions” but that “preference will be given to psychodynamic or psychotherapeutic factors and to conditions of the eye”.

Further information will be available on this page nearer the next round opening. 

For further details on how to make a nomination, please contact us

Nomination criteria

(Subject to change)

  • The subject of the published article should be the effects of psychological factors on physical conditions. Preference will be given to psychodynamic or psychotherapeutics factors and to conditions of the eye.
  • The submitted work should have been published within the last five years          
  • A nomination statement (of around 500 words) detailing why the article is worthy of the award must be submitted, together with a copy of the article.
  • Normally, the recipient of the award would be resident in the UK.

Conflicts of interest

Nominators must declare all personal and professional conflicts of interest e.g. if nominating a spouse/partner or other relation. A conflict of interest will not prevent acceptance of the nomination, but will be borne in mind by the awarding panel when considering the award. If we become aware of an undeclared conflict of interest, we regret that we will have to withdraw the nomination.