A BBC journalist who reported on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa earlier this year is to be presented with the Crick Science Journalism Award by the University of Northampton.
Tulip Mazumdar, BBC’s Global Health correspondent, is to receive the award which is given each year to a journalist who makes an important scientific issue clear and understandable to a general audience.
She said: “I was delighted to receive the news that I will be awarded this year’s Crick Science Journalism Award. It’s an honour to be selected and I am looking forward to coming to Northampton to receive the award, meet staff and students at the University and deliver a lecture.”
The award will be presented to Ms Mazumdar by Francis Crick’s nephew, Brian Dickens, who still lives in Northampton.
University of Northampton Vice Chancellor, Professor Nick Petford, will host the award ceremony on Wednesday, October 21.
He said: “Tulip is a worthy winner of this award. We are thrilled to welcome her to Northampton and look forward to the continued collaboration between science, technology, health and journalism at the University.”
Last year’s winner was Tom Clarke, Science Editor of Channel 4 News who was awarded for his work covering global warming.
The award is named in honour of the Nobel-prize winning scientist Francis Crick, who was born and raised in Northampton.