Technical Support in Psychological Research Award
The award recognises the valuable role played by technicians in supporting research in psychology. It is presented in partnership between the BPS and the Association of Technical Staff in Psychology (ATSIP) and takes place annually.
Candidates should provide evidence in at least two of the following criteria.
For the full criteria and link to the nomination form, please contact us.
- Technological Skill – the development of new or use of existing technology in particular areas of psychology or particular kinds of technology to enhance the student learning experience.
- Interpersonal communication skills – interaction with staff and students.
- Instruction / teaching skills – the development of learning materials; departmental systems to support the student learning experience; support for lecturers.
- Admin / finance skills – the use of new or existing technology to improve administrative procedures or reduce costs relating to the student learning experience; management of resources.
- Problem solving – the development of new or use of existing technology to develop solutions to problems relating to psychology learning and teaching.
- Innovative skills – the development of new technology, or the innovative use of existing technology, to enhance the student learning experience.
- Special skills – research or other work concerning the use of new or existing technology that has enhanced the student learning experience.
Single or team nominations should take the form of a narrative report evidencing at least two of the criteria above. This should be a maximum of 1000 words supported by testimonials from staff or students as appropriate.
Nominations should be submitted by the Head of Department, line manager or equivalent. Individuals can self-submit their application as long as it is signed off by their Head of Department, line manager or equivalent and has endorsements by other academic/research/ teaching/staff/students.