Lifetime Achievement Award

Members are invited to nominate for this award in recognition and celebration of unusually significant and sustained contributions in a career in psychology education.


Recipients are invited to the Society’s Annual Conference, at which they are presented with a commemorative certificate.

Recipients are also offered Fellowship and Life Membership of the Society.


The Award is given as recognition of significant and sustained contributions over a career to psychology education.

All areas of teaching and learning will be considered on equal grounds, including pre-degree teaching, teaching at first and higher degree levels, training of professional applied psychologists, the teaching of psychology to other professions and continuing education.

Candidates must normally be resident in the UK, but need not be existing members of the Society.


A nomination statement clearly stating the grounds for the nomination should be sent to the Chair of the Psychology Education Board, c/o Kelly Auty, Policy Advisor (Psychology Education) at the Leicester Office.

Nominators must be members of the Society.

Nomination statements should be supplemented by curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three potential referees.

If appropriate, relevant supporting documentary evidence (e.g. an account in the media of the impact of a particular project) may be included.

Advice on what to include within a nomination statement

The nomination statement is important. The Committee uses this to assess the contribution of the candidate.

Nomination statements should take the form of a narrative (1000 words maximum), highlighting the candidate’s grounds for proposal.

Conflicts of Interest

Nominators must declare all personal and professional conflicts of interest e.g. if nominating a spouse/partner or other relation.

Conflict of interest will not prevent acceptance of the nomination, but will be borne in mind by the awarding panel when considering the award.

If there is found to be a conflict of interest that has not been declared, the nomination will be withdrawn.

Awarding Panel

This will be appointed by the Psychology Education Board to select the recipient of the award, to include the Chair of the Board, The Chair of the Standing Committee on Pre-Tertiary Education and the Vice-Chair Teaching from the Division of Academics, Teachers & Researchers in Psychology.

The panel will consider all submission on the basis of:
  • Impact on the candidate’s field of psychology
  • Education Impact on students and colleagues
  • The personal contribution of the candidate within their field of psychology education
  • Overall evidence of achievement

Nominations are now open.

Deadline: 31 January in any given year.

Previous Winners

2012 - Annie Trapp

2011 - Double award - Dr Richard Latto and Dr John Radford

Other Society awards