The May Davidson Award is defined as an award for clinical psychologists who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of clinical psychology within the first 10 years of their work as a qualified clinical psychologist. This award is given in honour of the late May Davidson.
- Nominees must not have been qualified as clinical psychologists for more than 10 years by the closing date for nominations
- Self nominations will be accepted.
- Outstanding contribution to the knowledge and/or practice of British clinical psychology
- Significant innovation in developing clinical psychological knowledge and/or practice of an order sufficient for the contribution to become widely recognised as an important development in British clinical psychology
- The Awards Committee will mainly consider the work undertaken by candidates during and after their clinical training, although work carried out prior to their training may be taken into account.
Evidence may include some or all of the following:
- In applying these criteria, consideration is made of the nominee’s field in terms of the ease or difficulty of making an impact.
- Involvement in professional bodies and other agencies regarding policy advice / development etc
- Other forms of dissemination, e.g., conference presentations
- Receiving of research grants
- Research publications in high quality journals, of which many as first author
How to apply
Deadline: Wednesday 16 February at midnight
- In the absence of any nominees being forthcoming, committee members reserve the right to make nominations themselves.
- Nominees and candidates must be Full Members of the DCP.
- Self-nominations are invited.
- Nominees should not be aware that their name has been put forward - confidentiality is absolutely crucial in the event that a nomination is not successful
- As part of the decision making process, referees of good standing will be approached.
- In addition to the two referees provided, the committee will choose another referee with expertise relevant to the work of each candidate.
- Individual committee members will not be approached as referees for candidates.
- Referees who work with nominees - or for the same organisation - will usually not be approached.
- This will help the Awards Committee evaluate the nominee's contribution to the profession and whether he/she is of good standing.