1999 Fellowship of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists; awarded for “work of special value to the profession in one or more of the following areas: research, teaching, publishing, practice”.
2003 Lady Claude Hamilton Research and Presentation Award for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals in recognition of research and dissemination activity, ICH.
2003 The Independent on Sunday. Featured as one of ten of Britain’s leading speech and language therapists. Nominated by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
2003 Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Latrobe,Melbourneand the Royal Children’s Hospital.
2006 OBE, New Year’s Honours List.
2011 Nominated as Manager of the Year, Staff Awards, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust.
2000 With Medical Illustration colleagues, British Medical Association Film and Video award for GOS. SP. ASS 98 video
2001 Phd student. Masarei A. Veness J. Sell D. Wade Angie Reilly S. Specially commended in the Institute ofChild Health Poster Competition. “An investigation of feeding patterns in infants with unrepaired cleft lip and palate”.
2002 Phd student. Awarded 3rd prize in the Senior Category, Instituteof Child Health Poster Competition. Masarei A. Wade A. Sell D. Mars M. Sommerlad BC. “The effect of presurgical orthopaedics on feeding in infants with cleft lip and/or palate”.
2008 Pereira V, Sell D. Dunaway D. Evans R. Ponniah A. Midface Osteotomy versus Distraction: The Effect on Speech, Nasality and Velopharygeal Function in Craniofacial Dysostosis osteotomy. Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal. 45, 4, 364-370. CPJ website highlighted article.
2010 Ghanem A. Gilleard O. Sell D. Birch M. Sommerlad B. C. Surgical management of the spectrum of submucous cleft palate (SMCP): Speech outcome in non-syndromic patients. Winner of the Arnold Huddart Prize at the annual meeting of the Craniofacial Society of Great britain and Ireland , Liverpool, 2010.
2005 Bodhinayake J. Masarei A. Birkett L. Hattee C. Pinkstone M. Mars M. Wade A. Sommerlad BC. Sell D. Mahon M. A pilot study into the effects of presurgical orthopaedics on speech development in infants with cleft palate. Poster presentation. Research in Action study day, Centre for Nursing and Allied Health Professions, ICH. Commended.