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We would like to include here all Society awards, both current and historic. At the moment, we have full information on all the main awards given by the Society centrally, but we have only partial information on awards made by member networks (Divisions, Sections, etc.). We would be pleased to receive and publish here more lists of awards and awardees.

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Society Award Winners

For names and dates of award winners, with links to articles based on award lectures, published in the Bulletin of the British Psychological Society or The Psychologist, or to abstracts of the lectures published online:

Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in Practice
Given to a current practitioner of psychology in any area of professional applied psychology. It acknowledges unusually significant contributions to professional practice in the UK.

Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology Education
Given to a present or past teacher of psychology at any level in recognition of an unusually significant contribution to education and training in psychology in the UK.

Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research Contributions to Psychology
Given in recognition of an outstanding contribution to psychological knowledge of doctoral research published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Award for Promoting Equality of Opportunity
Given to a person whose work as a psychologist (teacher, researcher or practitioner) has made a significant contribution to challenging social inequalities in the UK in relation to gender, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, disability or age.

Book Award
Given to the author(s) or editor(s) of a book considered either to make a significant contribution to the advancement of psychological knowledge, to expound the teaching of psychology with clarity and insight, to make psychology accessible to a wider public, or to expand the scientific bases for the practice of psychology.

Lifetime Achievement Awards
Three awards - given in recognition of outstanding personal achievements and significant contributions to the discipline of psychology in the areas of professional practice, academic psychology, and psychology education.

Practitioner of the Year Award
Given to a Chartered Psychologist for achievements in good practice in the preceding 12 months.

Presidents' Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge
Given to a mid-career researcher currently engaged in research of outstanding quality in recognition of exceptional contributions to psychological knowledge.

Public Engagement and Media Award
Given to a psychologist engaged in communicationg high-quality research evidence to the general public, either directly or via a range of broadcast and print media.

Spearman Medal
Given to an early-career researcher in recognition of outstanding published work in psychology representing a significant body of research output in terms of theoretical contributions made, originality and impact of the findings.

Technical Support in Psychology Award
A new award made jointly by the British Psychological Society and the Association of Technical Staff in Psychology to recognise the valuable role that technicians play in supporting research within their psychology departments.

William Inman Prize
Originally set up by a bequest in 1968, but the narrowness of the criteria led to the award becoming dormant. Relaunched in 2010 as a quinquennial award and now given to the author(s) of the best published article on the effects of psychological factors on physical conditions.

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