Judges for the 2021 Hippocrates Prize

Anne Barnard

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Anne Barnard, a veteran New York Times foreign correspondent and current environment and climate reporter, was the 2018-19 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Barnard led Times coverage of the devastating Syria war for six years, reporting from across the Middle East and living in Beirut as bureau chief from 2012-2018. 

Since 9/11, Barnard has chronicled the human and strategic impact of America’s war policies on frontline areas from Iraq to Syria to Gaza. Her portraits of conflict and its ripple effects take readers deep into communities as disparate as Syria’s Homs, Damascus and Aleppo; remote Afghan villages; and New York City neighborhoods. She has spent more than a decade based in the Middle East since 2003, first as Baghdad bureau chief for The Boston Globe, where she documented the American invasion and occupation of Iraq and its results there and in neighboring countries; later as Middle East bureau chief.

A proficient Russian speaker, Barnard began her 25-year journalism career in the tumult of post-Soviet Russia. She then covered local news for The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Globe before being dispatched, after 9/11, first to New York, then to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, and beyond. She joined the Times metro desk in 2007, winning several journalism prizes for her work; then moved back to the Middle East, to Beirut, in 2012.


Keki Daruwalla

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Keki N. Daruwalla is one of India’s foremost poets and writers. Keki Daruwalla’s most recent poetry collection is Naishapur and Babylon (Speaking Tiger Books, 2018). His ten volumes of poetry include Under Orion, The Keeper of the Dead (winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award, 1984), Landscapes (winner of the Commonwealth Poetry Award, Asia, 1987), Night River and The Map-makerPenguin India published his 'Collected Poems' (2006). His first novel, For Pepper and Christ, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Fiction Prize in 2010. His novel 'Ancestral Affairs' was published by Harper Collins in 2015. His third novel is Swerving to Solitude: Letters to Mama (Simon and Schuster India, 2018). He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2014. Most recently, he was honoured with the Poet Laureate award at the Tata Literature Live! Mumbai Litfest, 2017. His work has been translated into Spanish, Swedish, Magyar, German, Macedonian and Russian. 

Anna Jackson

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Anna Jackson has published seven collections of poetry, most recently Pasture and Flock: New and Selected Poems (Auckland University Press, 2018). It includes poems from Catullus for Children and I, Clodia, the two collections that engage with the work of Catullus, as well as  poems about badminton, billiards, salty hair, takahe, head lice, indexing, proof-reading, hens, truth and beauty.   Interviews and articles about the poetry can be read here.   

Other work includes a novella, The Bedmaking Competition, and books on Diary PoeticsVerse Biography, the Age of Adolescence (the nineteenth century!), the Gothic in Children's Literature, as well as the editing of a new series of AUP New Poets, with the first collections AUP New Poets 5,  AUP New Poets 6  and AUP New Poets 7 already published.   

She is an Associate Professor in English Literature at Te Herenga Waka/Victoria University of Wellington.
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Neena Modi

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Neena Modi is Professor of Neonatal Medicine at Imperial College London and  Consultant in Neonatal Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust. She is President-Elect of British Medical Association the current president of the UK Medical Women's Federation (2020-2022), and the immediate past-president of the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (2015-18). Her contributions in the latter role included supporting junior doctors during a major national dispute, national reports on children’s biomedical research and child health in the UK, and campaigning in relation to UK health services, environmental issues and child refugees. She led the establishment of a Child Health Research Collaboration and Children's Research Fellowship Fund.

Neena is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. She has a national and international profile as a medical leader and clinical scientist. She heads the Neonatal Medicine Research Group at Imperial, and the Neonatal Data Analysis Unit. She has held by election, the three leading national children’s research positions in the UK, President of the Neonatal Society (2012-15), President of the Academic Paediatrics Association of Great Britain and Ireland (2014-15), and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Vice-President for Science and Research (2009-15). She chaired the British Medical Journal Ethics Committee from 2010-2015 and serves currently on a number of research committees and working groups.

Neena is an advocate for child health and well-being, and campaigner for the retention of the National Health Service as a primarily publicly funded, publicly delivered healthcare system.

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