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UCL Health of the Public announce Excellence in Health of the Public Research Prize Winners

23 August 2022

The UCL Excellence in Health of the Public Research Prize is a competition to recognise excellent peer-reviewed, published, original research that aims to improve the health of the public.


Prize winners receive a substantial award that they can use as appropriate to support their research or career development, and will be invited to present their winning paper at a future Health of the Public Symposium.

We are delighted to announce the 2022 prize winners are:

2022 Winners

Winner: Dr Holly Walton (Research fellow, Department of Applied Health Research, Faculty of Population Health Sciences) for her paper: "Development of models of care coordination for rare conditions: A qualitative study"

Winner: Dr Joseph Ward (NIHR Clinical Lecturer, Population Policy and Practice, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health) for his paper: "Risk factors for PICU admission and death among children and young people hospitalized with COVID-19 and PIMS-TS in England during the first pandemic year."

Runner up: Tom Norris (Research Fellow in Epidemiology, Department of Targeted Intervention) for his paper: "Obesity in early adulthood and physical functioning in mid-life: Investigating the mediating role of c-reactive protein".

Runner up: Dr Naaheed Mukadam (Alzheimer’s Society Senior Research Fellow, Division of Psychiatry) for his paper: "Effective interventions for potentially modifiable risk factors for late-onset dementia: a costs and cost-effectiveness modelling study."