Widdowson Award

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.  

How to apply 

To apply, candidates should submit the following:

  1. Nomination/Application Letter: a one-A4 page letter of nomination, or application, outlining the candidate’s case. 
  2. Curriculum Vitae: a full CV including a detailed publication list and citations of the applicant’s work as well as any other relevant information.
  3. 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.  


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