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The Bennett Prospect Prize

2019 question:
‘Which single public health intervention
would be most effective in the UK?’

2019/20 Winner: 
Dr Vageesh Jain, Public Health Registrar, London Borough of Hackney
The Food & Beverage Industry Levy (FBIL)

2019/20 runners up:

Bessie O’Dell, DPhil Student in Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK
Access Mental Health Services (AMHS): A proactive approach to the identification and treatment of depression

Kendall Jamieson Gilmore, PhD student at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, Italy
Building healthier communities

Dr Oliver Mytton, public health doctor and Clinical Lecturer in public health at the MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge.
The Healthy Food Act

Read the 2019/20 winner and finalist essays

The 2019/20 Bennett Prospect Prize ran to 31 December 2019.

The Bennett Prospect Prize for Public Policy is awarded by the Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge and is held in partnership with Prospect magazine. The goal is to encourage early career researchers and policy professionals to explore creative and generative solutions to a pressing public policy question of our age.

The winning entrant receives:

  •  £10,000
  • Publication in the Bennett Institute Public Policy series
  • Publication online in Prospect
  • An introduction to a leading policy practitioner to discuss how the winning idea might be brought into practice

Runners up receive:

  • Publication in the Bennett Institute Public Policy series
  • A year’s subscription to Prospect

2019 Question

‘Which single public health intervention would be most effective in the UK?’

We invited essays of no more than 2,500 words on this topic, or films of no more than 10 minutes.


2018 Question

“What kinds of policies will enable left behind places to catch-up?”