i. DHP Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research
Criteria: Academics and researchers, at any stage in their career (including early career researchers and those in retirement), in any area of health psychology. Nominees must be members of the DHP and must be resident in the UK. It is expected that award winners will not only have an outstanding record of personal achievements but will have also made significant contributions to the advancement of health psychology knowledge.
ii. DHP Early Career Research Award
Criteria: Applicants will not be required to meet all of the criteria below, but applications will be judged against these measures: Evidence of first author high quality publications („high quality? could include: impact factor, citations, evidence of "impact?, originality etc.), Evidence of securing research funding - either as a lead applicant or co-applicant. Applicants ideally should also provide evidence of the ability to lead and undertake research, research dissemination and research influence. To be eligible for the early-career award nominees must be within 5 years (full-time) of being award a PhD or equivalent and be a full member of the DHP.
Any DHP member is eligible to nominate any other DHP member. Self-nominations are not accepted. To make a nomination, please complete the nomination form available to download here and submit to email@example.com the 5pm on 15th July 2012:
DHP awards nomination form 2013.doc
Nominations will be reviewed by the DHP chair, chair elect and deputy chair plus members of the DHP research & practitioner sub-committees. Awards will be announced and made at the DHP annual conference in September.
The DHP reserves the right not to make an award if no suitable nominations are received.
iii. Outstanding MSc Thesis Award
All BPS accredited MSc Health Psychology course leaders are invited to nominate the MSc student with the highest grade for their thesis. It is expected that award winners will not only have an outstanding MSc thesis, but also has the potential to translate this work into a peer-reviewed publication. Work can be in any area of health psychology.
Nominations for this award will first be reviewed via the abstracts submitted, judged on appropriate length, quality, clarity and original contribution to the field of health psychology. Following this review process, three nominees will be contacted via e-mail and asked to send their full MSc thesis. This will then be judged on the following criteria on a 0-5 point scale:
1) Clear and concise structure
2) Original contribution to the field of health psychology
3) Critical appraisal of the literature
4) Depth of knowledge
5) Detailed methodology
6) Depth/appropriateness of analysis
7) Strong and relevant conclusion
The MSc thesis with the highest number of points will be awarded the DHP Award for Outstanding MSc Thesis.
NOTE: Nominations must come from MSc Health Psychology course leaders. Self-nominations are not accepted.
DHP MSc Award 2013v2.docx
To make a nomination, please complete the MSc nomination form and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org the 5pm on 15th November:
Nominations will be reviewed by the DHP chair, chair elect and deputy chair plus members of the DHP research sub-committees. Awards winners will be notified and invited to present at the following DHP Annual Conference.
The DHP reserves the right not to make an award if no suitable nominations are received.The DHP invites nominations for three awards to recognise outstanding contributions to Health Psychology in the UK. Nominations are invited for the following: