2012 Celebrating Excellence Awards Outstanding Contribution to Community or Environment This award recognises initiatives by individuals or groups that promote social, environmental, economic or cultural well-being of communities, whether locally, nationally or overseas. Shortlisted Nominee: Dr Ian Jones, School of Medicine Dr Ian Jones Dr Ian Jones is a Reader in Perinatal Psychiatry in the Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences. In 2010 he was awarded the International Marce Medal for his work on Postpartum Psychosis. In addition to research and clinical work he has led and himself made major contributions to the innovative public engagement initiatives of the MRC for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics and the National Centre for Mental Health. This has entailed significant interactions with professionals, policy makers, patient groups and the wider public, and has included several very productive collaborations between the MRC and artists, for example with conceptual artist Joan Malloy in a project exploring Postpartum Psychosis called “Unravelling Eve”. He has delivered a large number of public lectures and made festival appearances, and in 2009 he was chosen to deliver the Royal College of Obstetricians annual public lecture – the first time a psychiatrist has been given this honour. Ian has worked extensively with patient groups such as Bipolar UK, and has contributed to the development of national clinical guidelines for treating bipolar disorder. He has taken part in a number of TV and radio programmes that have raised the awareness of the ground-breaking work of Cardiff University in the areas of bipolar disorder and postpartum psychosis, including the Emmy award-winning Stephen Fry documentary “The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive”, the BBC documentary “Not mad, manic”, and the S4C documentary “Bipolar Disorder and Creativity”. For 3 years he was a script consultant on the BBC’s “East Enders” and provided expert input into story lines that involved a character with bipolar disorder. This is just a small sample of examples the outstanding work through which Ian has made a huge contribution to the MRC Centre, the medical school, the wider University and beyond.