EAPC Researcher Awards

The Researcher Awards (former Early Researcher Award) were created as an annual award by the EAPC in 2009. The awards are designed to recognise the work of scientists and clinicians in the field of palliative care who have recently made, or are currently making an outstanding contribution to research and clinical practice. The awards aim to highlight the individual’s career development and their potential.  The awards were originally known as the Early Researcher Awards, but since 2017, there are three distinct award categories:

  1. Early Research Award
  2. Post-Doctoral Award
  3. Clinical Impact Award 

Be inspired by the winners accounts of their research on the EAPC Researcher Awards blog which you can view here

How to apply for a Researcher Award 

Winners 2019

EAPC World Congress, Berlin, Germany

Dr Maria Heckel, (Early Researcher Award)(Germany)

Dr Geana Paula Kurita, (Post-doctoral Award)(Denmark)

Dr Mark Taubert, (Clinical Impact Award)(UK)

Winners 2018

EAPC World Congress, Bern, Switzerland

Anna Collins (Early Research Award) (Australia) 
Lorna Fraser (Post-Doctoral Award) (UK)
Thomas Le Blanc (Clinical Impact Award) (USA)

Winners 2017

EAPC World Congress, Madrid, Spain

Lara Pivodic (Early Research Award) (Belgium)
Irene Truffrey-Wijne (Post-Doctoral Award) (UK)
Miguel Julião (Clinical Impact Award) (Portugal)

Winners 2016

EAPC World Congress, Dublin Ireland


Martin Loučka, (Czech Republic)

Bridget Candy, (UK)

Kirsten Wentlandt, (Canada)


Winners 2015

EAPC World Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark


Kathy McLaughlin, (Ireland)

Julie Kinley, (UK)

Amara Nwosu, (UK)

Winners 2014

EAPC World Congress Lleida, Spain


Lieve van den Block (Belgium)

Ollie Minton (UK)

Andrew Olagunju (Nigeria)

Winners 2013

EAPC World Congress, Prague, Czech Republic

Meera Agar (Australia)
Jeroen Hasselaar (Netherlands)
Barbara Gomes (Portugal) 

Winners 2012

EAPC World Congress, Trondheim, Norway


Lucy Selman, (UK)

Stephanie Stiel, (Germany)

Matthew Maddocks, (UK)

Winners 2011

EAPC World Congress, Lisbon, Portugal

Ralf Jox (Germany)
Saskia Jünger (Germany)
Judith Rietjens (Netherlands)

Winner 2010


EAPC Research Congress, Glasgow, Scotland

Joachim Cohen (Belgium)

Winners 2009

EAPC World Congress, Vienna, Austria

Jenny van der Steen (Netherlands)
Catherine Walshe (UK)
Martin Fegg (Germany)