Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research Contributions to Psychology
This Award recognises outstanding contributions to psychological knowledge by postgraduate research students carried out during the completion of doctoral degrees in psychology. A candidate may only be nominated for the award if the doctoral degree was awarded no earlier than three years ago (i.e. in 2018).
The award consists of a £500 prize and a commemorative certificate.
To make a nomination please contact us for further details, including the full criteria, and a link to the new electronic nomination form.
- The nominator must send a 1,500-word nomination statement outlining why the candidate’s work is outstanding and why they should be considered for the award.
- Nominators must send copies of what they judge to be the candidate’s two most outstanding and significant publications reporting the research carried out for the candidate’s doctoral degree.
- Nominators must also send copies of the candidates current, full Curriculum Vitae
The Award Committee will base its judgement on published psychology articles, reporting the research carried out for a Doctoral degree. A maximum of two articles can be submitted, which must meet the following requirements:
- The article(s) must have been published in refereed journals (normally those covered by
- Psychological Abstracts), or be in press.
- The candidate must be either the sole or senior (first) author of the article(s) concerned.
- The candidate’s doctorate degree supervisor or Head of Department must confirm that the research reported in the article(s), was carried out by the candidate as research for a Doctoral degree in psychology, which was passed by a university in the UK normally not more than two years before the date when the article(s) was/were accepted for publication.
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 If there is found to be a conflict of interest that has not been declared, the nomination will be withdrawn.
The Award Committee may decide not to make an Award in any given year.
Dr Jennifer Murphy
Dr Nadine Lavan
Dr Neil Bramley
Dr Anne-Lise Goddings
Dr Praveetha Patalay
Dr Rachel Arnold and Dr Lauren Marsh
Thom Scott Phillips