The award is for young investigators in any discipline, to recognise notable achievements working in the field of nicotine science and/or policy.

Nominees must be 35 years or younger.

The award will be judged by an international panel, chaired by Professor Gerry Stimson.

The award comprises a certificate, a complimentary registration for the conference, acknowledgement in the conference reader and the opportunity to present their work at the event.

Nominations for 2016 are now closed.

Previous award winners

2014 - Leon Kosmider (Poland)

2015Christopher Russell (Scotland)

Dr Courtney is a Cancer Institute New South Wales Early Career Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre and current Margaret Hamilton Award recipient for outstanding research achievement in drug and alcohol research. Dr Courtney’s published work includes research on smoking cessation, in particular tobacco smoking in socially disadvantaged groups. His research has a strong intervention focus and is aimed at reducing the social gradient in smoking cessation. Dr Courtney is an investigator on over $4.8 million in competitive research funding nationally and internationally including the following projects: (i) RCT to test the efficacy of reducing financial stress to increase smoking cessation; (ii) world-first head-to-head RCT of cytisine vs varenicline for smoking cessation; (iii) relapse prevention RCT testing the efficacy of electronic cigarettes; RCT on the cost-effectiveness of technology-based interventions to increase treatment adherence and smoking cessation; (iv) CI on other Category 1 funded grants, including the impact of electronic nicotine device use in youth cohorts.

Anastasia Moysidou is a registered nurse, graduate of the Nursing Department of the Technological Educational Institute of Athens (1998 -2002). She has specialized in internal medicine and has worked at the Department of Internal Medicine of the General Hospital of Kastoria, at the Oncological Hospital “Agioi Anargiroi” in Athens and at the Urological Department of the Metaxas Hospital in Piraeus.  She currently works at a primary healthcare center in Athens. She obtained her Master of Public Health degree from the National School of Public Health in Athens in 2015. Her main focus of research during the course was smoking and smoking alternatives, including nicotine-containing products such as electronic cigarettes. She has also participated in educational campaigns in schools about smoking. She was the principle investigator in a study evaluating knowledge and perceptions of healthcare professionals in Greece about smoking, nicotine and electronic cigarettes.