Applications are closed 

 Team working is core to HDR UK’s mission. This award will celebrate collaborative endeavours by groups of researchers, innovators, technologists etc working together within HDR UK and beyond. 


Teams working together on health data research are eligible.  We define a team as three or more individuals working together, including researchers, scientists, technologists, triallists etc working as part of HDR UK or beyond.   


The winning team will be selected by a high-level panel, with a background in team science. Their decision will be based on how the team has exemplified HDR UK’s values and/or how well the team work together. Shortlisted teams will be announced prior to the HDRUK Scientific Conference and the winner will be announced at the event itself.  

Selection criteria 

We are looking for collaborative and productive teams with exemplary team-working characteristics. The selection panel will be looking for evidence of the following criteria:  

  • Outstanding achievements relating to the HDR UK mission of uniting health data to improve people’s lives  
  • Channelling HDR UK’s values (transparency, optimism, respect, courage and humility).  
  • Exemplary team-working characteristics and/or processes  
  • Coming through challenging times together  
  • Innovative and inclusive leadership, e.g. with respect to equality, inclusion and diversity  
  • Bringing together a highly-functional interdisciplinary and/or intersectoral team with complementary skills – demonstrating equal, inclusive and diverse membership (such as members from a range of career stages, geographies, etc.).  

Selection committee 

Alison Paprica, Vector Institute for AI (Chair)

Aseel Abuzour, University of Leeds

Michael Flemming, University of Glasgow

Rosanna Fennessy, University of Cambridge (Public and Patient Representative)

Rosemary Walmsley, University of Oxford

Shukrat O. Salisu-Olatunji, Black Internship Advisory Group (Public and Patient Representative)

Will Spooner, Zettagenomics



  • Engraved glass trophy
  • 1 half-day professional training session of choice including consultation and follow-up with HDR UK’s Learning and Development Manager
  • RocketBook(s)
  • Featured case study professionally written and published on HDR UK website and promoted on HDR UK social media channels.


28/07/22 Open for nominations and applications  

15/09/22, 17:00 BST Deadline for nominations  

23/09/22, 17:00 BST Deadline for applications  

14/11/22 Shortlisted candidates announced  

13/11/22 Pre-conference dinner – shortlisted candidates are invited to attend 

14/12/22 Winner announced at HDR UK Scientific Conference  

Further information 

If you have any questions, please email