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Faculty prizes

Alwyn Smith Prize

This prize is endowed by Professor Alwyn Smith on his retirement as President of the Faculty in 1986. A medal and certificate are normally awarded annually to the FPH member or fellow judged to have made the most outstanding contribution to the health of the public by either research or practice in community medicine (public health medicine).

The prize is awarded at the discretion of the current FPH president.

Prize winners

  • 1988 Dr Nicol Spence Galbraith FFCM
  • 1989 Dr Deirdre Gillian Cunningham FFPH
  • 1990 Sir Donald Acheson FFCM
  • 1991 Professor Andrew Gerald Shaper FFCM
  • 1992 Dr John Francis McKenna FFCM
  • 1993 Professor Basil Stuart Hetzel FFCM
  • 1994 Professor Walter Holland FFPH
  • 1995 Dr Michael Ashley-Miller FFPH
  • 1996 Professor Jeremy Noah Morris FFCM
  • 1997 Dame Deirdre Hine FFPH
  • 1998 Sir Kenneth Calman FFPH
  • 1999 Dr Jane Crooks Wilde FFCM
  • 2000 Professor Emeritus Gareth Crompton
  • 2001 Professor Christopher Leslie Bartlett FFPH
  • 2002 Professor John Richard Ashton FFPH
  • 2003 Dr Jenny Wright FFPH & Dr Lillian Somervaille FFPH
  • 2004 Professor Sir Michael Marmot FFPH
  • 2005 Mr Jamie Oliver
  • 2006 Dr Alexander Gatherer FFPH
  • 2007 Ms Deborah Arnott
  • 2008 Professor Stephen Palmer FFPH
  • 2009 Dr Alex Scott-Samuel FFPH
  • 2010 Professor Mike Kelly FFPH
  • 2011 Professor Sir Liam Donaldson HonFFPH, Dr Tony Jewell FFPH, Dr Harry Burns & Dr Michael McBride FFPH
  • 2012 Professor David Pencheon FFPH
  • 2013 Professor Mark Bellis FFPH

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Wilfrid Harding Faculty Prize

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Established by Dr Wilfrid and Mrs Hilary Harding in 1990, a certificate and cheque are normally awarded biennially to a member judged to have made the most outstanding effort and achievement on behalf of FPH.

Prize winners

  • 1991 Dr Helen Elizabeth Zealley FFPH
  • 1993 Dr George D Forwell FFCM
  • 1995 Professor Rhys Williams FFPH
  • 1998 Dr Jean Mary Weddell FFCM
  • 1999 Dr John Armstrong Muir Gray FFPH
  • 2001 Dr Ian Alfred Baker FFPH
  • 2003 Dr Edmund Jessop FFPH & Dr Alan Maryon-Davis FFPH
  • 2005 Professor Stephen Frankel FFPH
  • 2007 Dr Catherine Law FFPH
  • 2009 Dr Jim Dunlop FFPH
  • 2011 Dr Elizabeth Scott FFPH & Dr Steve George FFPH
  • 2013 Dr Rob Cooper FFPH & Professor David Strachan FFPH

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Cochrane Prize

Details

In honour of the first President of the Faculty, the late Professor Archie Cochrane, a medal and cheque are normally awarded each year to an undergraduate student to support an educational activity in the field of public health medicine.

Prize winners

  • 1991 Christopher Whitty & Robert Jones
  • 1993 Nnenna Osuji
  • 1994 Harriet Stuart
  • 1998 Catherine Snaith
  • 1999 Fook Chang Lam
  • 2001 Vivian Chen
  • 2002 Beverley Jesbet Cheserem
  • 2003 Louise Morganstein
  • 2004 David Wood FFPH
  • 2005 Rebecca Hope
  • 2006 Rishi Caleyachetty
  • 2007 Rahul Potluri
  • 2008 Ms Leonie Miller
  • 2009 Ms Elinor Baker
  • 2010 Mr Shaun Shi Yan Tan
  • 2011 Mr Joseph Fitchett
  • 2012 Mr Husain Khaki
  • 2013 Ms Jennifer Dodds

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Sir John Brotherston Prize

Details

Named in honour of the late Sir John Brotherston, past President of the Faculty, a prize is normally awarded annually for the best essay or research on a public health topic written by a student of medicine or young graduate prior to full registration.

Prize Winners

  • 1992 Rebecca Neame
  • 1993 Fiona Lindsay
  • 1994 Jayson Wang
  • 1995 Merlin Wilcox
  • 1996 Simon Read
  • 1999 Jonathan Cohen
  • 2000 Helen Nabwera
  • 2001 Ali Poostchi
  • 2002 Joanne Ratter
  • 2003 Anushka Soni
  • 2004 Felix Greaves
  • 2005 Dr Tasanee Smith
  • 2006 Dr Claudia Newbegin
  • 2007 Award not made
  • 2008 Dr Fiona Grayston
  • 2009 Jennifer Dormer
  • 2010 Tom Parks
  • 2011 Mr Sanjay Budhdeo
  • 2012 Ms Marie-Claire Raphael
  • 2013 Mr Graham McIlroy

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Michael O'Brien Prize

Details

Established in 1996 by Michael O'Brien, past President of the Faculty, a medal and cheque are normally awarded annually for outstanding performance in the MFPH Part A examination.

Prize winners

  • 1997 Dr Katherine Pearce
  • 1998 Dr Barbara Hanratty
  • 1999 Dr Peter Leman & Dr Veronika Reisig
  • 2000 Dr Timothy Daniel
  • 2001 Dr David Bruce Ogilvie
  • 2002 Dr Peter John Heywood
  • 2003 Dr Joanne Reeve
  • 2004 Dr Helen Raison
  • 2005 Ms Janice Yates
  • 2006 Dr Elizabeth Bream
  • 2007 Dr Kristina Routh & Dr Wai Hung Leung
  • 2008 Dr Laura Shallcross
  • 2009 Dr Araceli Busby & Dr Kirsteen Macleod
  • 2010 Dr Gemma Morgan & Dr Anne Swift
  • 2011 Dr Nicholas Maimaris, Dr Clarie Winslade & Mrs Amy Potter
  • 2012 Dr Ruth Bunting
  • 2013 Dr Chin Chin Yeung & Dr Erlend Aasheim

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June and Sidney Crown Award

Details

Dr June Crown, past President of the Faculty, and her husband, Dr Sidney Crown, endowed an annual award starting in 1999 whose purpose is to assist young members of FPH (particularly those working within the National Health Service) to gain experience or further training outside the United Kingdom.

Prize Winners

  • 1999 Dr Margaret Douglas
  • 2001 Dr Sarah Anderson
  • 2002 Award not made
  • 2010 Dr Gracia Fellmeth
  • 2012 Mr Matthew Day

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The McEwen Award

Details

The prize is awarded in March each year to the candidate with the highest score in the Part B MFPH (OSPHE) examination at their first attempt.

Eligibility for the competition will be restricted to those recognised as Specialist Registrar/Specialist Trainee Members in Public Health on the date of the submission of Part B of the Examination for Membership of FPH.

Prize winners

  • 2003 Dr Karen Lock MFPH
  • 2004 Dr Christopher McGuigan MFPH
  • 2005 Dr Andrew Furber MFPH
  • 2006 Dr Helen Walters MFPH
  • 2007 Mr Paul Scott MFPH
  • 2008 Mr Jonathan Gribbin MFPH & Dr William Welfare MFPH
  • 2009 Dr Maria Lang
  • 2010 Dr Kirsteen Macleod
  • 2011 Dr Daniel Carter & Dr Monica Desai
  • 2012 Mr Paul Fisher
  • 2013 Dr Adam Briggs

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Littlejohn Gairdner Prize

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This prize was instituted by Dorothy Hedderwick to commemorate the centenary of the appointment of her father, Sir Henry Duncan Littlejohn, as Medical Officer for the City of Edinburgh, and of his friend, Sir William Tennant Gairdner, as Medical Officer of Health for the City of Glasgow.

A medal and cheque are normally awarded annually to a candidate who is undertaking a general public health training and showing outstanding potential in making a contribution to public health in Scotland. Candidates must have passed Part A MFPH examination at their first attempt.

Prize winners since 1973

  • 1973/74 Dr H Livingstone & Dr H Snook
  • 1978 Dr Owen Llewelyn Lloyd
  • 1979 Dr Nicholas Godfrey Armand Smith
  • 1980 Dr Francis Gerald Reid Fowkes
  • 1982 Dr William Cairns Stewart Smith
  • 1984 Dr Robin Peter Knill Jones
  • 1985 Dr Thomas Acheson Harden Carter
  • 1986 Dr Farsheid Namdaran
  • 1987 Professor Rajinder Singh Bhopal
  • 1988 Dr Adam Bryson
  • 1989 Dr Eric Paul Baijal
  • 1990 Dr PhilipYong Kee Teo
  • 1991 Award carried over to 1992
  • 1992 Dr Michael Robert Braddick
  • 1993 Dr Henry James Gerard Burns
  • 1994 Dr Harry Campbell
  • 1995 Dr Kenneth Raymond Oates
  • 1996 Dr Graham Foster
  • 1997 Award carried over to 1998
  • 1998 Dr M Douglas & Dr C Smith
  • 1999 Award carried over to 2000
  • 2000 Dr Helen Howie
  • 2001 Dr Jane Knight
  • 2002 Dr Lorna Watson
  • 2003 David Ogilvie
  • 2004 Dr Neil Hamlet
  • 2005 Dr Robert Henderson
  • 2006 Dr Anne Scoular
  • 2007 Award not made
  • 2008 Dr Rachael Wood
  • 2009 Prize not awarded
  • 2010 Dr Jane Bray

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BUPA Joint Fellowship

Established in 1994 and funded by BUPA, a fellowship is normally awarded every three years to cover the cost of a three-year research project in public health medicine leading to a PhD.

Fellowship winners

  • 1996 Dr Oliver Blatchford MFPH
  • 2001 Dr Jean Adams
  • 2006 Mr Rakesh Ghosh

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Ann Thomas Prize

Details

Dr Ann Thomas joined FPH in 1982 and continued to work as a consultant in public health in Wales. She had keen interest in supporting new trainees who entered the specialty. On her death in October 2004 she kindly left a sum of money to be invested to provide a prize linked to a FPH examination for trainees who had a Welsh connection.

Prize winners

  • 2009 Angela Jones
  • 2010 Prize not awarded
  • 2011 Mrs Geraldine Arthur
  • 2012 Dr Rosalind Reilly
  • 2013 Mr Sion Lingard

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Sian Griffiths International Award

Details

In June 2008 Professor Sian M Griffiths OBE MB BChir FRCP FFPH generously endowed the above award starting in 2010, to commemorate her term as President of the Faculty of Public Health (2001-2004). The funding for the award was given to FPH as an educational grant under the current Charity Commission definition of ‘gift aid’. The aim of the award is to promote the development of public health capacity by helping FPH members, working within the specialty, to gain international public health experience either while in training or as a part of continuing professional development. An emphasis will be on public health work in middle- and low-income countries.

Prize winners

  • 2010 Dr Kate Mandeville
  • 2012 Mr Matthew Day

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BACP travelling fellowship

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Established in 1994, using funds donated by the British Association of Community Physicians on its dissolution, a fellowship is normally awarded biennially to assist members of FPH in training to undertake educational travel, normally outside the United Kingdom.

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FPH Trainer Award

Details

To recognise the vital contributions of its members by way of a trainer award, a prize is normally awarded each year to two Educational Supervisors who demonstrate educational impact, exceptional commitment and/or innovation to the specialty in their remit as a trainer.

Prize winners

  • 2010 Dr Ron Hsu & Dr Jane Scarlett
  • 2011 Dr Julie Parkes & Dr Kevin Smith
  • 2012 Dr Somen Banerjee & Ms Valerie Messenger

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Sam Ramaiah Award

Details

An award shall each year be given for the best piece of work, including papers, policies, posters, presentations, audits or research, on a public health topic seeking to improve the health of black and minority ethnic communities or reduce health inequalities in the United Kingdom.

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