Cuthbertson Award

The Nutrition Society Cuthbertson Award has been awarded annually since 1990 as a tribute to Sir David Cuthbertson. 

It is awarded to scientists or clinicians at an early stage of their career for excellence in clinical nutrition and/or metabolism research providing an evidence base for clinical practice.

Applications for the Cuthbertson Award 2018 have now closed.

"To be included in the list of esteemed scientists that have won the Cuthbertson Award is both overwhelming and a privilege. It is incredible feeling to have your work acknowledged by the Nutrition Society, peers, colleagues, collaborators and friends; winning the Cuthbertson Award has provided the opportunity to profile and showcase my research to a wider audience"

comments 2017 Cuthbertson Awardee Professor Leanne Hodson, University of Oxford for her research entitled 'Hepatic fatty acid synthesis and partitioning: the effect of metabolic and nutritional state'.  

What will I be awarded?

The successful candidate will be awarded free membership of the Nutrition Society for one year, will receive the award and present their research during the Nutrition Society Winter Conference (topic does not need to be linked to the topic of the conference) on 4 - 5 December in London, and be invited to prepare a paper for publication in the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (PNS).

Application Criteria 
  • Applicants for this prestigious award should be scientists or clinicians within 15 years of higher degree graduation at application. The work should be of clear relevance to nutritional management in patient care. Research related to the epidemiology and prevention of disease, i.e. public health nutrition, are not eligible.  Re-applications will be considered.
  • Applications will be judged by acknowledged experts in the field.
    Work will be assessed for:
    1. Relevance to the terms of reference
    2. Quality and impact of the submission
    3. Publication record
    4. Evidence of independent scholarship
    5. Future potential
How to apply 

Applicants for the award must supply:

  • A brief up to date curriculum vitae
  • A 1000 word summary of their contribution to an area of relevance to clinical nutrition and/or metabolism
  • An abstract summary of the proposed lecture at the Nutrition Society Winter Conference
  • Copies of up to three published papers in support of their application

Applications have now closed for the Cuthbertson Award 2018.


If you have any queries or would like to find out more, please contact the Society's Conference Coordinator, Emily Ooi.