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The Brian Abel-Smith Prize Winners

Brian Abel-Smith and Walter Holland Prizes are awarded each year to recognise chosen students' outstanding overall performance and dissertations

The Brian Abel-Smith Memorial Fund, hosted by the LSE’s Department of Health Policy, funds a series of prizes for MSc students in honour of Brian Abel-Smith.

As well as holding a Professorship in Social Administration at the LSE from 1965-1991, Brian Abel-Smith spent his life trying to improve that of others in the way he knew best - through academic excellence.

Brian Abel-Smith Prizes

Prizes are awarded each year to LSE students on our MSc International Health Policy / International Health Policy - Health Economics and MSc Health Policy Planning and Financing programmes. The Brian Abel-Smith Prize for Best Dissertation is awarded to the student with the highest dissertation mark in each programme year group. The Brian Abel-Smith Prize for Best Overall Performance is awarded to the student with the highest overall aggregate score in each programme year group.

Walter Holland Prizes

The Fund also supports two prizes in memory of former colleague and public health pioneer Walter Holland. The Walter Holland Prize for Best Dissertation and the Walter Holland Prize for Best Overall Performance are awarded annually to MSc Global Health Policy students. 

Previous winners

2019/20

winners list
Prize MSc Programmes Recipient
Best dissertation International Health Policy  Gabrielle Harrow
Best overall performance  International Health Policy  Robin Forrest
Best dissertation International Health Policy (Health Economics) Katarina Swanson
Best overall performance  International Health Policy (Health Economics) Katarina Swanson
Best dissertation  Health Policy, Planning and Financing Julia Zimmerman
Best overall performance Health Policy, Planning and Financing Aaron Hedquist
Best dissertation  Global Health Aisha Dautova
Best overall performance  Global Health Marselia Tan

2018/19

winners list
Prize MSc Programmes Recipient
Best dissertation International Health Policy  Julia Begueria
Best overall performance - Joint winner International Health Policy  Kanya Manoj
Best dissertation International Health Policy (Health Economics) Lana Kovacevic
Best overall performance  International Health Policy (Health Economics) Iva Parvanova
Best dissertation - Joint winner Health Policy, Planning and Financing Albert Ty
Best dissertation - Joint winner Health Policy, Planning and Financing Richard Tran
Best overall performance Health Policy, Planning and Financing Cher Huang
Best dissertation  Global Health Isa Fatma N’Jai
Best overall performance  Global Health Saffron Short

2017/18

winners list
Prize MSc Programmes Recipient
Best dissertation International Health Policy  Evie Landry
Best overall performance - Joint winner International Health Policy  Lusiana Manoa
Best overall performance - Joint winner International Health Policy  Isaac Weldon
Best dissertation International Health Policy (Health Economics) Timothy Laurence
Best overall performance  International Health Policy (Health Economics) Yaroslava Zemlyanska
Best dissertation  Health Policy, Planning and Financing Daniella de Oliviera Salgado Rodrigues
Best overall performance Health Policy, Planning and Financing Emilie Marie Neez
Best dissertation (WH) - Joint Winner  Global Health Natalia Jimenez Awuapara
Best dissertation (WH) - Joint Winner  Global Health Manna Mostaghim
Best overall performance  Global Health Alisha Kramer

2016/17

winners list
Prize MSc Programmes Recipient
Best dissertation International Health Policy   Tian Xia
Best overall performance International Health Policy  Christoph Zielke
Best dissertation International Health Policy (Health Economics) Cecily Josten
Best overall performance International Health Policy (Health Economics) Cecily Josten
Best dissertation - Joint winner  Health Policy, Planning and Financing Melody Zhang Qiu
Best dissertation - Joint winner Health Policy, Planning and Financing Ashley Miller
Best overall performance  Health Policy, Planning and Financing Melody Zhang Qiu
Best dissertation  Global Health Maira Salmen
Best overall performance  Global Health Fiona Sing
winners list
Prize Executive MSc Programmes Recipient
Best overall performance Health Economics, Policy and Management  Zephan Trent
Best dissertation - Joint winner Health Economics, Policy and Management  Holly Lang
Best dissertation - Joint winner  Health Economics, Policy and Management  Zephan Trent
Best overall performance Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences Paul Kantor
Best dissertation Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences Valerio Zaca

2015/16

 

2015/16 winners
 PrizeMSc Programmes Recipient 
Best overall performance International Health Policy Lisa Altmann- Richer
Best dissertation International Health Policy Yunica Jiang
Best overall performance International Health Policy (Health Economics) Anna Strampelli
Best dissertation International Health Policy (Health Economics) Andres Madriz Montero 
Best overall performance Health Policy, Planning and Financing Emily Shearer
Best dissertation Health Policy, Planning and Financing Emily Shearer
Best overall performance Global Health Ruru Ping
Best dissertation Global Health Vishal Khetpal
2015/16 winners
 PrizeExecutive MSc ProgrammesRecipient 
Best overall performance Health Economics, Policy and Management Sandra Nestler-Parr
Best dissertation - Joint winner Health Economics, Policy and Management  Erica Lester
Best dissertation - Joint winner Health Economics, Policy and Management Ali Seif Amir Hosseini

2014/15

2014/15 winners
 PrizeMSc ProgrammesRecipient 
Best overall performance  International Health Policy Robin Jocelyn Firth 
Best dissertation  International Health Policy  Alyssa Ann Marie Best
Best overall performance  International Health Policy (Health Economics)  Martina Orlovic
Best dissertation  International Health Policy (Health Economics)  Divya Mehra
Best overall performance  Health Policy, Planning and Financing  Kali Alyssa Barrett
Best dissertation  Health Policy, Planning and Financing  Kali Alyssa Barrett
2014/15 winners
 PrizeExecutive MSc Programmes Recipient 
Best overall performance  Health Economics, Policy and Management  Giles Monnickendam
Best dissertation - Joint winner Health Economics, Policy and Management Jaume Sanz Biset
Best dissertation - Joint winner Health Economics, Policy and Management  Alexander Manu 

2013/14

2013/14 winners
 PrizeMSc Programmes Recipient
Best overall performance  International Health Policy   Matthew James Renwick
Best dissertation  International Health Policy   Annika Bertling
Best overall performance  International Health Policy (Health Economics)  Alexandros Christodoulakis 
Best dissertation  International Health Policy (Health Economics)  Anna Tvermosegaard 
Best overall performance – Joint winner   Health Policy, Planning and Financing Margaret Moore Savage
Best overall performance – Joint winner   Health Policy, Planning and Financing Martin Wenzl
Best dissertation  Health Policy, Planning and Financing  No prize awarded
2013/14 winners
 PrizeExecutive MSc Programmes Recipient
Best overall performance  Health Economics, Policy and Management  Teresa Otero
Best dissertation Health Economics, Policy and Management  Holmfridur Jonsdottir

2012/13

2012/13 winners
 Prize MSc Programme Recipient
Best overall performance  International Health Policy   Christina Hoxer 
Best dissertation    International Health Policy Jane Bunce
Best overall performance  International Health Policy (Health Economics)   Rayden Llano
Best dissertation  International Health Policy (Health Economics)  Ka Keat Lim 
Best overall performance  Health Policy, Planning and Financing Victoria McCreanor
Best dissertation - Joint winner Health Policy, Planning and Financing Michael Ruschel  
Best dissertation - Joint winner Health Policy, Planning and Financing Ruth Young 
2012/13 winners
 PrizeExecutive MSc Programmes Recipient
Best overall performance  Health Economics, Policy and Management  Melissa Diener
Best dissertation  Health Economics, Policy and Management  Melissa Diener

2011/12

2011/12 winners
 PrizeMSc Programmes Recipient
Best overall performance  International Health Policy  Dmitrij Achelrod 
Best dissertation  International Health Policy  Dale Mary Sandberg
Best overall performance  International Health Policy (Health Economics)  Olivier Johan Francis Wouters
Best dissertation  International Health Policy (Health Economics)  Carlos Javier Riumallo Herl
Best overall performance - Joint winner Health Policy, Planning and Financing  Laura Helen Morris
Best overall performance -Joint winner Health Policy, Planning and Financing  Anna Wright
Best dissertation  Health Policy, Planning and Financing Quentin Schlueter
2011/12 winners
 Prize Executive MSc Programmes Recipient
Best overall performance  Health Economics, Policy and Management  Sally Al-Zaidy
Best dissertation  Health Economics, Policy and Management  Jose Roberto Diaz

2010/11

2010/11 winners
 PrizeMSc Programmes Recipient
Best overall performance  International Health Policy  Marlene Searle 
Best dissertation - Joint winner International Health Policy Deirdre Thompson
Best dissertation - Joint winner International Health Policy Chenxing Yan
Best overall performance  International Health Policy (Health Economics)  Koh Jun Ong
Best dissertation  International Health Policy (Health Economics)  Bernice Tsoi
Best overall performance Health Policy, Planning and Financing  Layla Mccay
Best dissertation  Health Policy, Planning and Financing  Stephanie Kumpunen
2010/11 winners
 PrizeExecutive MSc Programmes Recipient
Best overall performance  Health Economics, Policy and Management John Steele
Best dissertation  Health Economics, Policy and Management Indraneel Datta

2009/10

2009/10 winners
 Prize MSc Programmes Recipient
Best overall performance  International Health Policy  Stephen Pomedli   
Best dissertation  International Health Policy  Jessica Nicholls
Best overall  International Health Policy (Health Economics)  Jesse Kancir
Best dissertation  International Health Policy (Health Economics)  Oana Chirita
Best overall performance  Health Policy, Planning and Financing Zoey Diaz-Alonso
Best dissertation  Health Policy, Planning and Financing  Justine Hsu

2008/09

2008/09 winners
 PrizeMSc Programmes Recipient
 Best overall performance  International Health Policy  Anupama Dijkstra 
 Best dissertation  International Health Policy Anupama Dijkstra
 Best overall performance  International Health Policy (Health Economics)  Sean Arenson
 Best dissertation  International Health Policy (Health Economics)  Joshua Weinberg
 Best overall performance  Health Policy, Planning and Financing  Lisa Trigg
 Best dissertation Health Policy, Planning and Financing Chima Onoka

 

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The Brian Abel-Smith Memorial Fund is a charitable objective of the LSE, which is itself an educational charity. This status enables UK donors to increase the value of their gifts by making a covenant to the Fund, or by giving a single sum under Gift Aid.
 
In the USA donations may be made through the Second Centennial Fund, Inc (a Section 501 (c)(3) organisation), with a recommendation as to their application.
 
To make a donation to the Brian Abel-Smith Memorial Fund please click here. 
 
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