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).

Award

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.

Nomination criteria

  • 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

Criteria

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.

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 If there is found to be a conflict of interest that has not been declared, the nomination will be withdrawn.

The Award Committee may decide not to make an Award in any given year.

Previous recipients

2020

  • Dr Jennifer Murphy

2019

  • Amy Orben

2018

  • Dr Nadine Lavan

2017

  • Dr Neil Bramley

2016

  • Dr Anne-Lise Goddings

2015

  • Dr Praveetha Patalay

2014

  • Dr Rachel Arnold and Dr Lauren Marsh

2013

  • Andreas Jarvstad

2012

  • Stephanie Rossit

2011

  • Helen Fisher

2010

  • Thom Scott Phillips

  • Catherine Sebastian

2009

  • Nicole Tausch

2008

  • Julia Kovas

  • Merim Bilalic

2007

2006

2005

  • Danielle Turner

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

1998

1997