ISPID

Award Winners

ISPID and its predecessors ESPID and SIDS International have been honouring outstanding scientists and health professionals with awards for a long time. This is a list of award winners so far.


Distinguished Researcher Awards have been extended to the following persons:

  • Roger Byard from Australia, Hannah Kinney from the USA and and John Thompson from New Zealand in the year 2016
  • Caroline Blackwell from Australia, Peter Fleming from UK and Ed Mitchell from New Zealand in the year 2014
  • Henry Krous and Brad Thatch, both from the USA, in the year 2012
  • André Kahn from Belgium in the year 2010
  • Susan Beal from Australia in the year 2007
  • Shirley Tonkin from Auckland, New Zealand, in the year 2003
  • Johannes Huber from Utrecht, Netherlands, in the year 2001
  • Robert Carpenter from London, UK, in the year 1999
  • John Emery from Sheffield, UK, in the year 1998


New Investigator Awards have been extended to the following persons:

  • Stephanie Yiallourou from the Ritchie Centre, Monash Institute Of Medical Research, Monash University, Australia, for her presentation at the ISA/ISPID Joint Conference in Sydney, Australia, on 8-10 October 2010:
    Does sleeping position effect baroreflex sensitivity in infants? Implications for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
  • Cliona McGarvey from Dublin, Ireland, for her presentation at the X. ESPID Conference in Oslo, Norway, on 27-31 May 2003:
    McGarvey C, McDonnell M, O'Regan M, Chong A, Matthews TG. A case controlled study of SIDS in the Republic of Ireland: factors relating to the infant's sleeping environment.
  • Sertac Arslanoglu form Izmir, Turkey, for her presentation at the IX. ESPID Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, on 2-6 October 2001:
    Arslanoglu S, Yalaz M, Akisu M, Kultursay N. Evaluation of the trends in NICU mortality rates in a regional reference center throughout 34 years (1967-2000) with the decreasing mortality rates of VLBW infants.
  • Gunter Hayler from Berlin, Germany, for his presentation at the VIII. ESPID Conference in Jerusalem, Israel, on 30 May - 4 June 1999:
    Hayler G, Stoltenburg-Didinger G, Landeghem F van, Bajanowski T. Histopathology of thalamic and hypothalamic centers of arousal in Sudden Infant Death (SID) victims.


Health Educator Awards have been extended to the following persons:

  • Francine Bates and Alison Waite from the UK in the year 2016
  • Stephanie Cowan and Judy Bannon in the year 2014
  • Joyce Epstein from the UK in the year 2012
  • Jeanine Young from Australia in the year 2010


Kaarene Fitzgerald Awards have been extended to the following persons:

  • Ineko Kato, Nagoya City University, Japan, in 2006
  • Marianne Arnestad, Institute of Forensic Medicine, Oslo, Norway, in 2004