Winners, Health Stream Sanctuary Award, City of Sanctuary, 2014
Winners, Adult Learners’ Week National Outstanding Learner Provider in the Healthcare Sector Award 2008
Winners, Greater Manchester Strategic Healthcare Awards 2005 – for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
Workshops and presentations
Smalldridge A, Sykes M and Morowa H; An innovative adaptation of Problem Based Learning (PBL) teaching to improve the clinical reasoning skills of a group of International Medical Graduates (IMGs); 2013; MedEd Published: March, 2013.
Smalldridge A, Cross D, Sykes M (2012). Tips for helping International Medical Students’ communication skills. Workshop given at University of Manchester Community-Based Medical Education Undergraduate Teaching Conference; Bolton, UK.
Sykes M, Cross D, Smalldridge A (2012). Tackling language related communication issues in supporting International Medical Graduates. Workshop given at the Association of Medical Education in Europe Conference 2012; Lyon, France.
Cross D, Smalldridge, A (2012). Identifying IMG’s language and communication learning needs using a combined linguistic and clinical approach. Oral presentation given at the European Association for Communication in Healthcare Conference 2012; St Andrews, Scotland.
Cross D, Keaney M (2012). Safe and Effective Clinical Communication (SECC) – A skills training course for International Medical Graduates (IMGs). Workshop given at the Communication and Medical Ethics Conference 2012; Trondheim, Norway.
Cross D, Smalldridge A, Sykes M, Keaney M (2012). Safe Communication Skills for International Doctors. Poster presented at Patient Safety Congress 2012; Birmingham, UK.
Fisher JP, Sykes M. (2009) Helping international medical graduates adapt to the NHS. Workshop given at the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) Annual Scientific Meeting; Edinburgh, UK
Fisher JP, Sykes M, Rayner C (2008). Fit to practice in a diverse society? – teaching cultural competence and diversity awareness. Workshop given at Manchester Medical Education Conference 2008. Manchester, UK.
Anderson K, Fisher JP, Sykes M (2006). International medical graduates and home grown medical students learning together. Poster at Association of Medical Education in Europe Conference 2006; Genoa: Italy.
Sykes M, Fisher JP and Hampson A (2005). Helping overseas doctors adapt to work in the healthcare system. Workshop given at the Association of Medical Education in Europe Conference 2005; Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Keaney M, Sykes M, Fisher JP (2005). Refugee Health Professionals – part of the solution. Poster at the International Health and Medical Education Centre/Lancet Lecture; London, UK.