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UCL Excellence in Health Research Prize

The UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain Excellence in Health Research Prize (supported by the Domain's Early Careers Network, the SLMS Research Coordination Office and the UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences), is a competition recognising excellent peer-reviewed, published, original research authored by UCL early career researchers in the broad theme of populations and lifelong health. 

Prize winners receive a substantial award that they can use to support their research or career development, and are invited to present their winning paper at the Populations & Lifelong Health Domain Symposium. 


Previous Winners


Winner: Dr Paulo Rui Anciaes (Research Associate, Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering), for his paper entitled: "Perceptions of road traffic conditions along with their reported impacts on walking are associated with wellbeing."

Runner up: Dr Kafui Adjaye-Gbewonyo (Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Studies, SHS Faculty Office, Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences), for her paper entitled: "Income inequality and cardiovascular disease risk factors in a highly unequal country: a fixed-effects analysis from South Africa"


Winner: Briony Hudson (Research Associate, Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, UCL and Pathways), for her paper "Challenges to discussing palliative care with people experiencing homelessness: a qualitative study".

Runner up: Sara Ahmadi-Abhari (Post-doctoral Research Associate, UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health), for her paper "Temporal trend in dementia incidence since 2002 and projections for prevalence in England and Wales to 2040: modelling study".


Winner: Dr Robert Aldridge, (Academic Clinical Lecturer, UCL Institute of Health Informatics), for his paper "Tuberculosis in migrants moving from high-incidence to low-incidence countries: a population-based cohort study of 519 955 migrants screened before entry to England, Wales, and Northern Ireland".

Runners up: Annie Herbert (Research Associate in Medical Statistics, UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Public Health) and Dr Annapoorna Kuppuswamy (Senior Research Fellow, UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences) were joint runners up.

Annie's paper: "10-y Risks of Death and Emergency Re-admission in Adolescents Hospitalised with Violent, Drug- or Alcohol-Related, or Self-Inflicted Injury: A Population-Based Cohort Study".

Annapoorna's paper: "Post-stroke fatigue: a deficit in corticomotor excitability?"