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EU Health Prize for Journalists

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EU Health Prize for Journalists 2013

National Jury Ireland

The jury met on 23 October 2013 and selected the Irish national finalist. The name of the national finalist will be published after all the finalists are selected.


Peter Power, chair

 Head of Press at EU Representation in Ireland


John Collins, health editor

John Collins is editor of The Irish Times Health + Family supplement. With almost 20 years experience his previous roles include assistant news editor and assistant business editor with The Irish Times.
He has won a number of awards for his work, most recently at the UCD Smurfit School Business Journalist Awards 2011, where he was recognised for specialist business reporting. Prior to joining The Irish Times he was a freelance journalist contributing to publications including The Sunday Business Post, Computerscope, Business Plus and Smart Company.
John has also contributed to a range of of radio and TV programmes including those on state broadcaster RTÉ and independent stations.


Lloyd Mudiwa, journalist

Lloyd Mudiwa is an award-winning journalist with almost 16 years experience as an editor and reporter in two continents.
He is Head of News at the Irish Medical Times, Ireland’s foremost medical newspaper, and has been selected in that capacity as a finalist for the Healthcare Commentator/Journalist of the year 2011 at the Healthcare Innovation Awards.
Previously, Lloyd was Deputy Editor of Irish Medical News and before that Deputy Editor of Medicine Weekly—during which time he won the Professional Medical Media News Award at the GSK Irish Medical Media Awards in May 2007. A former Editor of the Amnesty Ireland magazine, Lloyd has also freelanced for a number of national newspapers in Ireland and worked as a key member on both national daily newspapers in Zimbabwe, The Daily News and The Herald.
While in The Daily News, which has been previously banned by the President Robert Mugabe-led government and had its offices and printing press bombed by unknown persons for its vibrant brand of journalism, he was nominated as a finalist for the International Federation of Journalists' Journalism for Tolerance Prize 2003.


Caroline Spillane
, health editor

Caroline Spillane was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Council in October 2010. Immediately prior to this appointment Caroline held the position of Assistant National Director with the Health Service Executive operating within the Integrated Services Directorate (Children & Families Social Services Care Group). Previous to that she was Director of the Crisis Pregnancy Agency, an independent statutory body established by the Irish Government in 2001. She has also worked in communications roles in the voluntary and private sector. She is an economics graduate of University College Cork, and also holds an MA in communications.

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