- a Lifetime Achievement Award (must be an EAPL member),
- a Mid Career Award (must be an EAPL member, PhD no more than 15 years prior to year of nomination),
- an Early Career Award (PhD no more than 5 years prior to year of nomination, also non-EAPL members).
We are currently updating our awards and award procedures. For now, we award an PhD prize and student prizes.
EAPL Awards 2023
Congratulations to our two Dissertation award winners, Dr Tamara de Beuf (left) and Dr Emily Spearing (right)!
EAPL Awards 2021
This year was the first time for the EAPL to hand out a PhD Award! With this award the association honors works that make a sizeable contribution to knowledge in the field of Psychology and Law. Lorraine Hope (@lorraine_hope) who, as Chair of the Award Committee, did an outstanding job with her colleagues. The committee was made up of: Lorraine Hope (chair), Melanie Sauerland, Martin Rettenberger, Timothy Luke, and Laura Visu-Petra. The winner of the first EAPL PhD Award 2021 was:
Mikaela Magnusson – University of Gothenburg, Sweden
With this video you can see what an impressive PhD thesis Mikaela presented to us:
We would like to thank all applicants. A special congratulations goes to Sanne Houben (Maastricht University, on the left) and Alejandra de la Fuente Vilar (Maastricht University, on the right) as runners-up. Great work!
EAPL Awards 2020
Dear members: We want to inform you that in 2020 we did not organize an award round since our conference was postponed due to COVID19.
General Nomination Rules
The rules for nomination and price giving are as follows:
- The EAPL President-Elect convenes (via e-mail) a committee of around five research-active full members of EAPL (generally at least 2 female members but we agreed that for the next 2 years it would be 3 female members) who represent a variety of (i) countries, (ii) aspects of psychology-law, (iii) stages in their careers. One person in the award committee is responsible for attending to the diversity in the nomination and the decision. The committee decides confidentially on who will be awarded. The confidentiality is partly to ‘protect’ ‘unsuccessful’ people who have been nominated but who know nothing about having been nominated.
- Nominations for the early career award, the mid-career awards and the life achievement award are to be sought by contacting all members of EAPL inviting them to nominate a worthy person rather than asking just the committee to suggest names.
- We ask for an extended curriculum vitae and a letter of recommendation only for the early career awards. In this case non-members of EAPL can be nominated for this award, but they should currently be working in Europe. Only members of EAPL can be nominated for the mid career and life achievement award.
Here are the recipients of the 2019 awards:
- 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award: Harald Merckelbach (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)
- 2019 Mid Career Award: Martin Rettenberger (Centre for Criminology, Germany)
- 2019 Early Career Award: Kirk Luther (Lancaster University, United Kingdom)
You want to see some impressions?
Go to impressions from 2019’s conference in Santiago de Compostela!
Previous recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award
One way the EAPL acknowledges academic excellence is by bestowing the EAPL lifetime achievement award upon academics who have demonstrated particular excellence, impact, and involvement in the field of psychology and law.
Previous recipients of the Mid Career Award
|2019||Martin Rettenberger||Kriminologische Zentralstelle e. V.||https://www.krimz.de/krimz/team.html|
|2018||Robert Horselenberg||Maastricht University||https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/robert.horselenberg|
|2017||Paul Taylor||Lancaster University||https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/people-profiles/paul-j-taylor|
|2016||Fiona Gabbert||Goldsmiths University of London||https://www.gold.ac.uk/psychology/staff/gabbert/|
|2015||Jaume Masip||Universidad de Salamanca||http://diarium.usal.es/jmasip/|
Previous recipients of the Early Career Award