2012 Public Engagement Grants announced

An interactive exhibit enabling you to compare your intelligence to primates at Edinburgh and Marwell Zoos and the chance to create your own EvoFit of a criminal are just two of the successful schemes to receive a public engagement grant from the Society this year.

Each year the Society makes grants available to help its members promote the relevance of evidence-based psychology to wider audiences, either through direct work or by organising special communications activities.

The five successful schemes are:
Katie Slocombe (University of York) and Bridget Waller (University of Portsmouth)
‘Development and evaluation of interactive exhibits promoting comparative psychology in a zoo environment’

Charlie Frowd (University of Central Lancashire)
‘Evolving the face of the criminal: production of science-centre exhibits’

Dr Katie Maras (Royal Holloway, University of London), Susan Mulcahy (University of Liverpool), Dr Laura Crane (London South Bank University), Fran Davies (Autism Anglia), Dr Emily Phibbs (Chelmsford Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) 
‘Autism and the criminal justice system’  

Maria Naranjo, HarmLESS Psychotherapy, Edinburgh.
‘Hurting to heal: exploring self-harm and recovery’ 

Dr Joanne Burrell, BPS Division of Clinical Psychology’s Faculty of HIV and Sexual Health.
‘Standards for Psychological Support for adults living with HIV’ 

Professor Graham Powell, outgoing chair of the Society’s Publications and Communication Board says: “We were delighted with the range and quality of this year’s recipients. Making the public aware of the breadth of psychology as a science, and of the practical help it can give, is an important part of the Society’s work.”

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