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BPS/POST Postgraduate Award
Congratulations to Faye Smith for her appointment to the joint 2013 BPS and Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) Postgraduate Fellowship.
Each year the Society’s Research Board and POST collaborate in a joint initiative to fund one 3-month secondment per year to POST (7, Millbank, Westminster, London). The successful candidate will engage on work to aid the dissemination of psychological research into public policy areas, to raise public awareness and to increase the input of our members into policy debates. The appointee will assist POST in its function of providing timely and objective briefing material for MPs and Peers.
Faye, who is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of York said: "I’m really looking forward to spending time with the team at POST. All researchers are encouraged to think about the wider impact of their work and this is a unique opportunity to see first-hand how psychological research findings can be translated into tangible and practical recommendations for public policy. Psychological research is relevant to a broad range of policy areas and I’m excited to be involved in raising awareness of the valuable contributions psychologists can make to these. I’m grateful to the BPS and to POST for enabling me to broaden my experience as a researcher and learn more about the communication of scientific findings through this secondment."
The BPS/POST Postgraduate Award is available annually. For more information please visit the award web pages.
The 2012 Parliamentary Fellowship awardee Aiysha Malik produced a briefing on the effects of poor mental health in the workplace. Read more about this here.
Find out more about the Fellowship in an article written by the 2011 awardee Hannah Swift in The Psychologist (please scroll down).
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