Academy awardee wins British Science Association Award Lecture



Academy grant awardee Dr Mohammed Jawad has won a prestigious British Science Association Award Lecture. 

Dr Jawad, a former Daniel Turnberg Travel Fellowship holder, won the Charles Darwin Award Lecture for Agriculture, Biological and Medical Sciences. He will be presenting his research at the British Science Festival in September.

Held this year in Coventry and Warwickshire, the British Science Festival dates back to 1831. Previous Award Lecture winners include Professor Brian Cox, Professor Simon Baron- Cohen and Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

Dr Mohammed Jawad is a researcher at Imperial College London focusing on the under-estimated health costs of war. His lecture draws on recent conflicts and his own experiences in hostile zones, to explore the definition of ‘armed conflict’ and examine the disproportionate health effects of war on women and children, who are often left trying to survive in war zones. Tickets are available on the festival website.

Dr Mohammed Jawad said:

"I’m delighted to have been granted the 2019 British Science Association’s Charles Darwin Award Lecture. War is such an important and evolving problem facing the world today, and although I’m slightly terrified to step onto that stage in front of hundreds of people, I cannot wait to engage with the public and hear what they have to say about my research.

I am extremely thankful to the Academy of Medical Sciences for nominating me for this award and for their continued support for my career."

Watch a previous talk from Mohammed, presented at the Academy, below:

Ivvet Modinou, Director of the British Science Festival, said: “We’re delighted with the year’s cohort of Award Lecturers. The standard of entries was extremely high, and the selection process tough, so we’d like to extend our warmest congratulations to this year’s recipients.  

“There’s so much amazing science happening across the country that unfortunately doesn’t get the attention it should, so we’re thrilled to offer these talented early-career researchers the chance to showcase their work at the British Science Festival this year. Their talks are not to be missed!”  

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