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Surveillance Studies Network Outstanding Achievement Award

Nominations are sought for the SSN Outstanding Achievement Award, established in 2013 and open to anyone, SSN members or not. The deadline is December 31 2013. Nominations should be addressed to the chair of the SSN OAA panel, Dr Kirstie Ball (

The SSN Outstanding and Sustained Achievement Award recognizes distinguished academic achievement in Surveillance Studies. The person nominated should have made an outstanding and sustained contribution to the field, from any disciplinary background and should have “made a difference” to how Surveillance Studies is understood and practiced. While outstanding excellence is the key criterion for the award, the committee will also take into account gender and visible minority status.

Three nominators are required and they should each send a letter by email to the chair of the panel, stating the case for their nominee. A copy of the nominee’s CV should be attached to the original nominator’s letter. Neither the nominators nor the nominee need to be members of SSN. A panel of three SSN directors will adjudicate the nominations.

The person awarded will be sent a letter acknowledging the achievement, signed by the directors of the SSN, and a bottle of Jura Malt whisky.  The award will be announced on the SSN web site and in a press release and presented at the biannual SSN conference (April 2014).