Prof Henry Halliday was a paediatrician and neonatologist who was born on 29 November 1945 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
In 1997 he was president of the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR), fostering research to improve patient treatment and advance clinical practice. As a long-standing ESPR member he was striving towards the ESPR's mission of developing and applying research to improve newborn and child health.
He was a pioneering figure in the field of neonatology and was the first British doctor to specialize in the care of newborn babies. He was a founding member of the Neonatal Society and was the first President of the British Association of Perinatal Medicine. He was also a strong advocate for the establishment of neonatal intensive care units in the UK.
The ESPR dedicates the Early Career Investigator Prize to the life and achievements of Prof Henry Halliday.