Division of Occupational Psychology

DOP Excellence in Occupational Psychology Research Award

Overview

The Excellence in Occupational Psychology Research Award replaces our previous "Academic Contribution to Practice Award". We would like to welcome nominations for exceptional research which has had a significant impact, for example further research, practice and policy.

Please note that those within five years of their Masters/PhD should consider the Excellence in Occupational Psychology Research (Early Career) Award.

Types of nominations

Nominations can be made either by or on behalf of an academic psychologist who conduct Occupational Psychology research.

Entry criteria

Nominee must

  1. Be a Full Member of the Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP)
  2. May be an individual or a lead of a small collborarative team   

Please note: Awards will not be made to whole organisations.   
            
Nominator

Can be anyone

Assessment criteria

We would like to welcome nominations for exceptional research which has has a significant impact in various ways, for example further research, practice and policy.

  1. Science
    To what extent has this person produced robust, quality research? (For example gaining quality samples, replicable results, addressing real world problems etc)
  2. Competence
    To what extent has this person's work demonstrated excellence in research methodology (For example using innovative techinques)
  3. Influence
    To what extent has this person's research devleloped knowledge, practice and/or policy
  4. Visibility
    To what extent has this person disseminated their work to those within the field and outside of this (for example publishing record, conference or public presentations, media appearance)

Each will be rated on a scale from 1-7 and a minimum of 16 points must be achieved in order to receive the award.

If no submissions of sufficient merit are received, no award will be made.

Guidance for nominations

You will need the following information.

Nominee information:

(Q2*) Please select one, is the nomination for

  • a) an individual
  • b) a small collaborative team 

(Q3*) Nominee/Lead name

(Q4*) Nominee BPS number

(Q5*) Nominee institution

(Q6*) Please tell us the names of all team members involved with this work

Nominator information (if applicable):

(Q7*) Nominator name

(Q8*) Nominator institution

You will also be asked to provide information in relation to the following questions:

(Q9*) Please provide an overview of the research undertaken (including scope, topics etc) (max 300 words)

(Q10*) Please provide details to demonstrate excellence in the research (including ethical implications and how competence was ensured in the research) (max 300 words)

(Q11*) Please provide details of the impact of the research and how this has been establlshed (max 300 words)

(Q12*) Please provide details of how the research was disseminated both within OP and beyond (max 300 words)

(Q13*) Please provide details on the primary role of the nominee/lead in an academic institution or details if the nominee\lead has retired from such role (max 300 words)

How to apply

Nominations are to be made online via the following link:

Judging process

Awards will be judged by a panel of Occupational Psychologist, academics and representatives from our partners. Full information about our judges can be found online via the following link:

Nominations will close on Tuesday the 30th of October 2018 and the winner will be notified by Friday 16 November 2018.

The Awards

The presentation ceremony will be held on the evening of the 10 January 2019 at the Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference Gala Dinner in Chester.

The winner will

  1. Receive a certificate
  2. Receive an award
  3. Be allocated a presentation slot during the DOP Annual Conference
  4. Expenses (travel costs (maximum £150) and the one day conference admission) will be covered