Society holds awards ceremony
Thirteen leading psychologists were honoured by the Society yesterday - 19 April 2012 - at an awards ceremony held during the Society’s Annual Conference at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London WC2. The award winners have been giving special lectures during the event.
Dr Carole Allan, President of the British Psychological Society, says “The Society’s awards perform a vital function in recognising and promoting excellence across all facets of the discipline. Since our aim is to advance psychology as a whole, many awards are open to psychologists who are not members of the Society. My warmest congratulations to all the winners: they attest to the vibrancy and health of British psychology.”
The Society introduced two new awards for 2012. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognises significant and sustained contributions to psychology education and the Profession Practice Board’s Practitioner of the Year Award recognises, promotes and awards good practice and achievement in the previous year.
The full list of winners:
- Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge - Emeritus Professor Colwyn Trevarthen
- Lifetime Achievement Award Within Professional Psychology - Professor Chris Cullen
- Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology Education - Emeritus Professor John Radford & Professor Richard Latto
- Presidents’ Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge - Professor Usha Goswami
- Award for Excellence in Psychology Education - Dr John Pearce
- Award for Distinguished Contribution to Professional Psychology - Dr Nimisha Patel
- Practitioner of the Year Award - Dr Barbara Douglas
- Spearman Medal - Professor Essi Viding
- Book Award - Professor Vasudevi Reddy
- Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research Contribution to Psychology 2010 - Dr Thomas Scott-Phillips & Dr Catherine Sebastian
- Public Engagement and Media Award - Claudia Hammond