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Division of Health Psychology

Awards and Funding

Summaries of our awards and bursaries can be found below. For further information download the accompanying criteria and form or contact our Support Officer.

Details of past recipients of DHP awards can be found by following the relevant links on the left of this page. 

New DHP Awards  - ***Nominations are open*** closing date 15th May 2017.

Please choose if you would like to nominate for the research or practitioner award, click on the links below and on the form you can select either distinguished contribution or early career.


Distinguished Contribution to Health Psychology Research:  This award is aimed at health psychologists and celebrates those who have made unusually significant and sustained contributions to health psychology research.

Early Career Health Psychology Researcher Award: outstanding contribution to health psychology research within the first 10 years of their career.


Distinguished Contribution to Health Psychology in Practice: This award is aimed at psychologists who have made an outstanding contribution to professional practice in the United Kingdom.

Early Career Health Psychology Practitioner Award: outstanding contribution to the development of health psychology practice within the first 10 years of their work as a qualified health psychologist.

Annual Conference Bursaries *** Applications open***

Each year we offer a small number of bursaries which cover the conference registration free and contribute towards  travel and accommodation costs.

Infomation on the confernce bursaries and the application process can be found here

Deadline: 5pm on 31st May 2017

Public Engagement Grant ***Now Open***

One grant of up to £500 can be awarded for a public engagement event aimed at raising the public profile of health psychology amongst those with low prior knowledge of the discipline. It is at the committee's discretion how many grants are awarded and for how much.

Deadline: 5pm on 31st May 2017

Please follow the link and complete the online form to apply


DHP Outstanding MSc Thesis Award

APPLICATIONS have now closed - nominations for 2017 will open later in the year.

Congratulations to this year’s winner:

 Holly Bear – King’s College London

Thesis title: A cross-sectional investigation of the cognitive, behavioural and affective factors associated with fatigue severity and fatigue-related impairment in paediatric multiple sclerosis

This year the panel chose two worthy runners up, congratulations to:

Malcolm Bray – City University

Thesis title: Exploring the experience of being diagnosed with dementia: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) study 

Hannah Long – The University of Manchester

Thesis title: The factors that influence mothers’ experiences of bereavement following stillbirth: a secondary analysis


Research Seminar Grant  

***Applications have closed for 2017***

Up to Two grants of up to a total of £1,000 are awarded for a one day research seminar focused on understanding psychological processes in any area of health psychology.

Deadline:17th March 2017