Dr. Cunningham was recognized in London on November 30 with a commendation by the judges for the international John Maddox Prize. He is among 10 scientists commended from an international field of 95 nominees from 25 countries. The Maddox Prize recognizes the work of individuals who promote sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so. The Maddox Prize is a joint initiative of the journal Nature (pre-eminent science journal), the Kohn Foundation, and Sense About Science. Dr. Cunningham was recognized for challenging longstanding misconceptions around the perception of capital offenders, persevering in the face of resistance and hostility.