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Eric Foskett Award

The award is presented at IFEH World Congresses. It is to be awarded to either an individual or an organisation. Recipients must have made a notable contribution to the work of the Federation by helping it to fulfil its aims and objectives.
Look up all recipients of the Award
 

About Eric Foskett


Eric W Foskett was born in 1920 in Woodville, Derbyshire, England. When he left school he went on to join the local environmental health department before serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps during the Second World War. He returned from the army and worked in a number of local authorities in the North West of England, latterly as Chief Environmental Health Officer for the City of Manchester.

 

Eric Foskett

The International Federation of Environmental Health was conceived by Eric, who, in 1982 convinced his professional organisation (now the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health) to take the lead in forming such a Federation.  As a result, in 1985, the IFEH came into being, with the four original members being the associations representing environmental health professionals in Australia, in England, Wales & Northern Ireland, in the Republic of Ireland and in Scotland.  Incorporation followed in 1986 at which time Eric became its first Honorary Secretary.

As a well-respected member of the profession he had contacts which he used to the Federation’s benefit; and the fact that he was awarded by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Order of the British Empire, speaks volumes for the esteem in which he was held by government at both a local and a national level.

When the time came for him to step down from active involvement in the day to day running of the Federation, the then Board of Directors, decided that the most fitting way to honour him would be to establish the 'Eric Foskett Award'.
It is appropriate that the first recipient of the award, in 2000 in Oslo, was made to Eric, without whose vision and commitment there may never have been an International Federation of Environmental Health.

Eric Foskett died on the 7 August 2001.
 

SPONSOR
The IFEH Eric Foskett Award is kindly sponsored by:

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health - CIEH
www.cieh.org

The Federation wishes to thank and recognize The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health for their generous support.

Please find further information about the CIEH here:

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health - CIEH (pdf-file)

 


ALL RECIPIENTS OF THE ERIC FOSKETT AWARD
 

At the 14th IFEH World Congress 2014, Lilongwe, Malawi, the award was presented:

  

Stephen Cooper
Honorary Treasurer of IFEH


Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, CIEH


Read about the nomination.




Stephen Cooper

 



At the 13th IFEH World Congress 2014, Las Vegas, the award was presented:

  

Jerry Chaka
Past President of IFEH
President of SAIEH

South African Institute of Environmental Health - SAIEH


Read about the nomination.




Jerry Chaka

 



At the 12th IFEH World Congress 2012, Vilnius, the award was presented:

  

Raymond Ellard
Past Honorary Secretary of IFEH

Environmental Health Officers’ Association (EHOA), Ireland



Read about the nomination.




Raymond Ellard

 



At the 11th IFEH World Congress 2010, Vancouver, the award was presented:

  

Diane Evans
Honorary Vice President of IFEH

National Environmental Health Association NEHA), USA




Read about the nomination.

Diane Evans

 



At the 10th IFEH World Congress 2008, Brisbane, the award was presented:

  

John Stirling
Past IFEH Honorary Editor

Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS)




Read about the nomination.

John Stirling

 

At the 9th IFEH World Congress 2006, Dublin,  the award was presented:

  

Kia Regnér
Honorary Vice President of IFEH

The Swedish Association of Environmental Health Professionals, SAEHP



Read about the nomination.

Kia Regner

 

At the 8th IFEH World Congress 2004, Durban,  the award was presented:

  

Michael Halls
Past Honorary Secretary
Honorary Vice President of IFEH

Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland, REHIS


Read about the nomination.
 

Michael Halls

 

At the 7th IFEH World Congress 2002, San Diego,  the award was presented:

  

John McCandless
Past Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, CIEH
Member of IFEH Council 1994-2000.


and CIEH NI Centre (jointly)



Read about the nomination.


 

John McCandless

  

At the 6th IFEH World Congress 2000, Oslo,  the inaugural award was presented:

  

Eric Foskett
Honorary Vice President of IFEH
† 7th of August 2001

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, CIEH



Read about the nomination.

 

Eric Foskett



About The Eric Foskett Award

The Eric Foskett Award is named after the founder of both IFEH and the award. Eric Foskett died in 2001.

Procedure for the Eric Foskett Award

The award is to be presented at IFEH World Congresses
It is to be awarded to either an individual or an organisation

Recipient must have made a notable contribution to the work of the Federation by helping it to fulfil its aims and objectives

Nominations for the Award must be sent to the Honorary Secretary at least six weeks before the appropriate Council meeting (the appropriate meeting is one which is held at least four months before the Congress)

Nominations shall contain, where appropriate, biographical details of the candidate and sufficient information to support the nomination

All nominations fulfilling the above will be circulated to member organisations within the normal time-scale for the distribution of agenda papers

Nominations may be brought forward by an IFEH Member or Associated Member organisation, by the IFEH Council itself or by an Honorary Vice President

The award will take the form of a suitable object accompanied by a certificate recording the history of the award and the qualifying achievements of the recipient.

Where more than one person or organisation is nominated the Board shall evaluate the nominations and set up a Committee to determine how the award is to be made.


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