The Nutrition Society Silver Medal has been assigned annually since 1991 for scientific excellence in the field of nutrition.
Applications for 2021 will open in the Spring.
- Applicants must be Nutrition Society members and within 15 years of higher degree graduation at application. Provided that this criterion is met, there is no limit to the number of times an application can be made, however previous winners are ineligable. Each subsequent application must be a new submission made in full.
- Candidates may request that any career breaks, such as maternity leave or long-term illness be taken into account when determining whether the candidate is still within the eligibility period.
- Applications will be judged by a panel of distinguished nutritionists from a variety of institutions and areas of expertise. Judging will focus on the following criteria:
- External recognition in
- Scholarships and awards
- Leadership of innovative research
- Contributions to conferences and professional Societies
- Evidence of extensive academic publications
- Evidence of a record of sustained research funding
- External recognition in
Applicants for the award should submit:
- A full CV including publications and citation of the applicant’s work and any scholarships or awards received
- A statement of achievements within each judging criteria category (maximum 1000 words)
- An abstract summary of the proposed lecture at a Society's Conference
- The names, addresses and emails of three Proposers who are familiar with the applicant’s work and who will support the application
Applications for 2020 are now closed.
Dr Vimal Karani, University of Reading for his research on 'GeNuIne (Gene-Nutrient Interactions) Collaboration: Towards implementing multi-ethnic population-based nutrigenetic studies of obesity in lower middle-income countries'.
The previous winners of the award are listed below:
- 1994, Prof Michael Symonds, University of Nottingham, UK. Pregnancy, parturition and neonatal development: interactions between nutrition and thyroid hormones.
- 1995, Prof Ilias Kyriazakis, University of Newcastle, UK. A solution to the problem of predicting the response of an animal to its diet.
- 1996, Prof Michael Goran, University of Southern California, USA. Energy expenditure, body composition, and disease risk in children and adolescents.
- 1997, Dr. James Stubbs, University of Derby, Derbyshire, UK. Appetite, feeding behaviour and energy balance in human subjects.
- 1998, Dr Susan Jebb, University of Oxford, UK. Obesity: from molecules to man.
- 1999, Prof Aedin Cassidy, University of East Anglia, UK. Phyto-oestrogens through the life cycle.
- 2000, Dr Gema Fruhbeck, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. A heliocentric view of leptin
- 2001, Dr Susan New, University of Surrey, UK. The role of the skeleton in acid-based homeostasis
- 2002, No winner.
- 2003, Dr Parveen Yaqoob, University of Reading, UK. Fatty acids and the immune system from basic science to clinical application.
- 2004, Dr Paula Moynihan, University of Newcastle, UK. The interrelationship between diet and oral health
- 2005, Dr Simon Langley-Evans, University of Nottingham, UK. Developmental programming of health and disease
- 2006, Dr Patrick Schrauwen, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands. High-fat diets, muscular lipotoxicity and insulin resistance
- 2007, Dr Amelia Marti, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, Interaction between genes and lifestyle factors on obesity
- 2008, Dr Anne Minihane, University of Reading, UK, Nutrigenetics: A useful public health tool or simply an expensive (insightful) research exercise
- 2009, Dr Jeremy Spencer, University of Reading, UK, Beyond antioxidants: the cellular and molecular interactions of flavonoids and how these underpin their actions on the brain
- 2010, Dr Sangita Sharma, University of North Carolina, USA, Development and use of FFQ among adults in diverse settings across the globe
- 2011, Dr David Gardner, University of Nottingham, UK, Development and the Art of Nutritional Maintenance
- 2012, Dr Jayne Woodside, Queen's University Belfast, UK, Fruit and vegetables: measuring intake and encouraging increased consumption
- 2013, Professor Ulf Ekelund, Norwegian School of Sport Science, Norway, Physical activity, sedentary time and obesity prevention – a life course perspective
- 2015, Dr Denise Robertson, University of Surrey, UK. Dietary fibre and type 2 diabetes: from 'bacteria to benchside'
- 2016, Dr Wendy Hall, King's College London, UK, The future for long chain n-3 PUFA in cardiovascular protection – do we need to target nonfish eaters?
- 2017, Professor David S Sanders, The Royal Hallamshire Hospital and Univeristy of Sheffield, UK, Breaking Bread!
- 2018, Dr J. Bernadette Moore, University of Leeds, From sugar to liver fat and public health: System biology driven studies in understanding non-alcoholic fatty liver disease pathogenesis
- 2019, Dr Mary Chong Foong Fong, National University of Singapore, Influences of the perinatal diet on maternal and child health in an obese world
If you have any queries or would like to find out more, please contact the Society's Conference Manager.