ScHARR prizes

Each year three prizes are awarded.

Allen Hutchinson Prize in Public Health

The Allen Hutchinson Prize was founded in 2011 in recognition of the contribution of Emeritus Professor Allen Hutchinson, a Professor of Clinical Public Health who retired from The University of Sheffield following a distinguished career that included Director of the Section of Public Health and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.

The Allen Hutchinson Prize is awarded once annually to the most outstanding graduate of the Master of Public Health taught course. The prize consists of £100 and the award certificate.

The prize will be awarded on the recommendation of ScHARR’s Director of Learning and Teaching and the MPH Programme Director.

The Enderby Prize for the best part-time student in ScHARR

The Enderby Prize was founded in 2014, through the generosity of Emeritus Professor Pam Enderby, MBE, a speech therapist who retired from ScHARR following a distinguished career within the University, having spent periods as Chair of Community Rehabilitation, Head of the Department of Human Communication Sciences, and the first ever woman to serve as Dean of the University’s Faculty of Medicine.

The Enderby prize is awarded once annually to the best part-time student in ScHARR. Any student graduating from a part-time programme of study within the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) is eligible for the award. The prize consists of £100 and the award certificate.

The prize will be awarded to the part-time student who is judged to have made the most exceptional achievement, taking account of personal challenges. Confidential nominations by personal tutors or other senior academic staff will be used to inform the process, as well as overall academic achievement in terms of grades. The prize will be awarded on the recommendation of ScHARR’s Director of Learning and Teaching and Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching, with a final decision by the Dean of ScHARR.

The Akehurst Prize for excellence in Health Economics

The Akehurst Prize was founded in 2015, through a donation by Professor Ron Akehurst, the founder of ScHARR and the first Dean of the School.

The Akehurst prize is awarded once annually to the student graduating with the best overall performance in examinations and dissertation. Any student registered in ScHARR graduating at Masters level in a course of which the major component is in an aspect of Health Economics will be eligible for the award. The prize consists of £250 and the award certificate.

The prize will be awarded on the recommendation of ScHARR’s Director of Learning and Teaching or equivalent with a final decision by the Dean of ScHARR.