Public Engagement & Media Award
Members are invited to nominate for this award in recognition of the contribution of a psychologist or psychologists engaged in communicating high quality research or the legacy and/or impact of the discipline to the general public via a range of activities either directly or via a range of broadcast, electronic and print media.
This award is open. The closing date for applications is Thursday 1 September 2016.
Recipients receive life membership and fellowship of the Society and are invited to deliver the Public Engagement & Media Award Lecture at the Society's Annual Conference, at which they are presented with a commemorative certificate.
The Award is given as recognition of individuals or groups judged to have made an outstanding contribution to the promotion of psychology to the general public, this may include but is not limited to:
- Public lectures, exhibitions and other face-to-face activities
- Publication of articles in the printed media
- Radio, television or film
- Publishing on the web
Recipients may include those communicating their own research findings or those who ensure that a range of high quality psychological evidence is communicated (for example, via television/radio documentaries, science fairs, public engagement projects or newsprint and the emerging area of e-media including blogs and YouTube). This could also be in recognition of consistently good work over a number of years or outstanding contributions in a single year.
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 Adviser (Education) at the Leicester Office. Nominators must be members of the Society. Nomination statements should be supplemented by 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, press cuttings, URL links to television programmes) may be included.
If you require further information please email the Society's Policy Administrator (Psychology Education).
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, for example 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.
Will be appointed by the Psychology Education Board to select the recipient(s) of the award, to include the Chair of the Psychology Education Board, nominated representatives from the Professional Practice Board, Research Board and two others. The panel will consider all submissions on the basis of the impact and quality of the contribution.
2014 winners Dr Tom Stafford and Dr Vaughan Bell