Award Criteria

This award is for those who have used data-driven approaches to significantly impact healthcare, medical research, or public health. Recipients are recognised for their contributions in leveraging data to improve patient care, advance medical knowledge, and enhance overall health outcomes, highlighting the profound potential of data in saving and enhancing lives.

Who can be nominated for this award?
This award is for industry professionals within the wider Cambridge Spark community. This includes all digital and data professionals that follow or are a part of our learners, alumni, partner or social communities.

Nominations now closed

This award will be judged against the following criteria:

The nomination summary should explain in up to 500 words (maximum) how the nominated individual meets the below criteria, including quantifiable metrics where possible, and why they believe they should win the award.

  • Scientific Advancement - Contribution to the advancement of medical or healthcare knowledge through data-driven research or discoveries.
  • Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing - evidence ways that the individual has collaborated with other healthcare professionals, researchers, or organisations and facilitated open and reproducible research. This could include conferences, workshops and community engagement, to determine data-driven best practices.
  • Impact on Public Health - demonstrate measurable efforts to address public health efforts and challenges.

About Our Partners

Health Data Research UK:

Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) - are the UK's national institute for health data science. They are uniting the UK’s health data to enable discoveries that improve people’s lives. Their vision is that every health and care interaction and research endeavour will be enhanced by access to large scale data and advanced analytics.


AnalystX connect and empower the data and analytics community, providing a safe space for professionals to collaborate in a radical way across the health system. Their vision is to create a thriving community leading the movement for data driven, evidence-based decision making by sharing learning across health and social care beyond typical organisational and geographic boundaries.

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