Welsh award goes to Society member

A prestigious university award has been handed to a member of the British Psychological Society. Dr Philip Morgan, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Wales, Newport, was given the Chairman's Award due to his commitment to students and contribution to life and work at the learning institute.

The prize is bestowed by the university each year and recognises members of staff who have worked hard to improve different aspects of life at the university. Dr Morgan received £500 and a plaque presented by Andrew Wilkinson, who chairs the university’s board of governors

Dr Morgan was nominated for the award by a number of his students, who said their teacher is approachable and has a good sense of humour.

Head of the School of Sport, Health and Applied Social Science at the university Dr Nicky Lewis noted: "His commitment to research and going beyond the call of duty to deliver for his students makes him a worthy winner of this year's award."

Dr Mogan - who has only worked at the learning institute in a full-time capacity since May 2011 - said he was shocked and delighted to learn he has been honoured in this way.