The Society's Widdowson Award, previously known as the Public Health Nutrition Award, recognises excellence in the field of Public Health Nutrition. The award is named after Dr Elsie Widdowson CH CBE FRS who was a pioneering figure in nutrition in the middle decades of the last century and who was a former President of the Society from 1977 until 1980.
The award will be awarded to scientists who have had a significant impact on local, regional, national or international policy or delivery, or the evidence base in public health nutrition.
Congratulations to Professor Ann Prentice, University of Cambridge for being awarded the first Widdowson Award for her excellent contribution to the field of public health nutrition.
The Widdowson Award will be awarded again in 2023.
This Senior Award is applicable to scientists within the area of Public Health Nutrition. Candidates will have made a major contribution to the field. The Award is open to members of the Nutrition Society and to scientists in the UK and Ireland in closely allied fields who are not members; there is no upper age limit. Both nominations and applications are invited.
Nominations and applications will be judged by a panel of distinguished senior nutrition scientists.
To apply, candidates should submit the following:
- Nomination/Application Letter: a one-A4 page letter of nomination, or application, outlining the candidate’s case.
- Curriculum Vitae: a full CV including a detailed publication list and citations of the applicant’s work as well as any other relevant information.
- Key Publications: copy (in pdf format) of five key publications
The nomination/application letter, CV and five key publications should preferably be submitted as a single PDF.
- 2014, Dr Mary Flynn, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, Priority Areas for Public Health Nutrition Action using the Ottawa Charter
- 2015, Mr Jamie Blackshaw, Public health nutrition in the civil service: approaches to obesity
- 2016, Dr Charlotte Evans, University of Leeds, UK, Sugars and health: current evidence and future policy