A unique collaboration between Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition and BAPEN, the BAPEN Nutricia Award has been established for over 15 years. The award is aimed at providing funding and support for research and best practice in the field of clinical nutrition. Each year Healthcare Professionals and Researchers are invited to apply with a research or best practice project. The award often takes a theme each year to encourage research and best practice in different areas of clinical practice and interest. All researchers and healthcare workers based within the United Kingdom who are actively involved in clinical nutrition are eligible and encouraged to apply. Applications are judged anonymously by a select panel from BAPEN and the research team at Nutricia. The winner of each award receives a set monetary amount to fund their proposed project and a paid place at the BAPEN Annual Conference to receive their award on stage.

A list of previous winners and runners up of the BAPEN Nutricia Award are provided below. For further information on future BAPEN Nutricia awards and how to apply please contact Dr Abbie Cawood on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Year Winner Job title Title of project Co-investigators Runners up


Christine Federico & Emma Kaye

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

To implement and evaluate a nutrition support pathway for fractured neck of femur patients aged over 70 year’s.

Dr Luise Marino, Dr Mark Beattie, Mark Cullen and Nicky Heather

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

To explore the feasibility of using My Health Vault, a digital health platform as a monitoring tool in children with IBD.


Dr Laura Wyness

Senior Research Fellow, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

An exploratory study to determine the prevalence of different nutritional and functional states occurring in older adults living in a community setting and to explore screening measurements to complement ‘MUST’

Dr Elaine Bannerman, Jacklyn Jones


Rachel Cooke

Nutrition and Dietetics Department, Bristol Royal Infirmary

Improving nutritional care: Implementing regular nutrition screening audits and education for ward staff.

Claire Merchant

Sorrel Burden and Ruth Brierly, Manchester Royal Infirmary. Working with the multi-professional ward team to improve integrated care plans and improve first line nutritional support actions.


Helen Reilly

Professional Lead for Dietetics, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Good practice in supporting high quality nutritional care in acute hospitals.

Magdalena Kot
Lynne Friend
Corinne Wilkinson
Rachel Lees
Jo Richmond

Silver award: Sian Lewis, Eva Glass, Jackie Jordan. Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff. Nutrition screening in upper gastro-intestinal oncology outpatient clinics.

Bronze award: Alison Howard and Rupali Shah. Churchill Hospital, Oxford. Developing guidance on enteral tube feeding routes following head and neck cancer surgery.


Stephanie Wakefield

Specialist upper GI dietitian, Imperial College Healthcare Trust, St Mary's Hospital, London

The prevalence of micro-nutrient deficiencies in upper gastro-intestinal cancer patients after treatment with surgery and chemotherapy


Sue Green


Screening for Malnutrition by Community Nurses: Barriers and facilitation.

Mandy Fader
Sue Latter
Michelle Sutcliffe

Dr Rachael Barlow, Mr Gary Howell, Dr Matt Wise, Mr Wyn Lewis. Cardiff, Wales. ‘Nutrition in patients undergoing upper gastrointestinal cancer surgery, a prospective randomised control trial of ‘tight’ glycaemic and fluid management’


Nick Wood

Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

‘Pre-operative oral carbohydrate loading in gynaecological oncology surgery – a randomised controlled trial’

Sean Duffy
David Nugent
Nic Orsi
Deniz Al-Hirmizy

Dr John Leeds, Dr Mark McAlindon and Dr David Sanders. Gastroenterology & Liver Unit, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield. ‘Can a scoring System Improve Patient Selection and Outcome Following PEG Insertion?’

Rachael Barlow, Miss Sue Hill, Professor Tricia Price, Kate Rowlands, Ceri Harris and Mr Malcolm Puntis
Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust, Wales
‘A randomised trial of routine enteral nutrition in the immediate post- operative phase versus conventional management in patients undergoing lower limb amputation’


Michelle Davies

Senior Research Nurse, Haematology and Transplant Unit, Christie Hospital, Manchester

‘A prospective randomised controlled trial comparing enteral naso-jejunal feeding with oral diet in reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) bone marrow transplant patients’

Dr Richard Johnston, Department of Gastroenterology, Derby City General Hospital
‘The effect of n-3 PUFA supplementation in non-diabetic patients with steatosis due to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease’

Dr Clare Reid, Research Dietitian University Department of Anaesthesia, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.
‘Relationship between gut hormones, tolerance to nutritional support and recovery of appetite in critically ill patients’


Rebecca Hartley

Senior Dietitian, Dietetic Department, Papworth NHS Trust, Cambridge

The Impact of a bedside Computerised Information System on the adequacy of Nutritional Support in Critically Ill Patients - A single prospective non-randomised study

Lowri Lloyd-Jones, Head of Wirral primary Care Dietetic Services at St Catherine's Hospital, Birkenhead. The role of EPA enriched nutritional supplements in patients with cancer cachexia: A community based audit to identify the influence of EPA enriched supplements on nutritional status of cancer patients

Michelle Davies, Senior Haematology Research Nurse, The Christie Hospital, Manchester
A comparative survey of practice, knowledge and attitudes of artificial feeding methods in patients undergoing peripheral blood stem cell transplant in the United Kingdom (U.K.)


Lucy Martin

Dietitian - Bristol Royal Infirmary

'The development of a dependency score to be used by a dietitian working with patients on a home enteral tube feeding scheme to assess case dependency'

Alison Chadwick
Amanda Judd


Caroline Anderson

Paediatric Dietitian - Southampton General Hospital

'A pilot study of energy expenditure and energy requirements in children with chronic renal failure'

Grace Chau, Senior Dietitian – Royal Gwent Hospital
'The current management of glycaemic control in patients with diabetes requiring nutrition support'

Alisa Brotherton, Research Dietitian - University of Central Lancashire
'Protocol for psychometric validation of a preliminary PEG quality of life tool'


Ann Ashworth

Dietitian - Torbay

'Pilot study to compare nutritional intake of orthopaedic patients supplemented with snacks or oral nutritional supplements'

Muriel Gall, Senior Dietitian – Darent Valley Hospital, Kent
'Decision making and PEG placement - from the patients' perspective, are we getting it right?'

Christine Mossor SRD - St Helier's Hospital, Surrey and Lin Perry PhD RGN, City  University, London
'The functioning of taste and smell in older adults and following acute stroke'

Josephine Garvey, Senior Paediatric Dietitian - Royal Free Hospital, London
'Study to investigate the benefits of modulating the gut flora with prebiotics
in children with chronic constipation'


Carol Welch


To investigate whether changing the mealtime environment to one which supports a patient-centred approach to care will improve nutritional status in older people

Lynne Douglas, Chief Dietitian - Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
"A prospective cohort study to establish economic, nutritional and quality of life benefits of jejunostomy feeding in patients with oesophago/gastric cancer"

Justine Sharpe, Senior Dietitian – St Peter's Hospital , Chertsey, Surrey
"A randomised controlled study comparing high dietary fibre advice with or without fibre supplementation, in the treatment of simple childhood constipation for infants between 1-6 years"

David Hopkins, Senior Dietitian – Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
"Placement of nasjejunal feeding tubes on ITU - A proposed audit after implementation of evidence based guidelines"


Sara Martin

Dietitian, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh

To investigate the effects of exercise optimisation of nutritional support and its impact on quality of life, appetite and functional parameters in haemodialysis patients.

Clare Reid - Charing Cross Hospital, London
"Pilot study to determine the timescale of skeletal muscle repletion and the influence of intensive nutritional support following discharge from the ICU."

Alison Culkin - St Marks Hospital, London
"A double blind randomised controlled crossover trial of glutamine supplementation in home parenteral nutrition."

Sue Ramsay - Panmore Edwards Hospital, Liskeard
"A study to identify the appropriate use of prescribed nutritional supplements for elderly patients in nursing homes."

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