The EPS Mid-Career Award was established by the Committee in 2002. Its purpose is to recognise an experimental psychologist who is currently active in research, and has a distinguished research record over a substantial period. Other factors which the Committee may take into account include breadth of research achievement, and contribution to the advancement of experimental psychology, for example by enhancing the public understanding and esteem of experimental psychology, or fostering links with other disciplines, or stimulating good independent work by young researchers. Nominees typically will have gained their PhD 15 – 25 years previously but Committee need not adhere to these limits.
Nominations may be made by any Ordinary Member of the Society. Each nomination must include the nominee’s CV, with a covering letter which shows how the nominee meets the above criteria, with specific examples. Nominations should be sent to the Hon Secretary by the closing date of 1 September each year.
Although nominees will often be EPS members, current members of the EPS Committee are not eligible. Nominations need not be restricted to EPS members or those of British nationality. The Committee will make a recommendation to the Annual General Meeting, at which members elect the Award winner. The Award winner will be invited to deliver the EPS Mid-Career Award Lecture to any of the Society's meetings in the forthcoming year. As in the case of the Bartlett Lecture, the EPS Mid-Career Award Lecture will be open to all, and a manuscript based on the Lecture should be submitted to the Society for publication.
An honorarium (whose value is determined by the Committee) is paid on delivery of the manuscript of the Lecture in a form suitable for publication. At the same time, the award-winner will become a life member of the EPS. His or her membership subscription will be paid by the Society until retirement or as long as he or she wishes to remain a member. For further details, see the Society's rules 37-42.
EPS Mid-Career Awards
- Attention in the brain.
John Duncan, MRC-Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Conference Centre, University of Lancaster, 1 July 2004
- Developmental cognitive genetics: How psychology can inform genetics and vice versa.
Dorothy Bishop, University of Oxford
Joint Meeting with Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science, Montreal, 16 July 2005
- Selective attention, multisensory integration and spatial neglect
Jon Driver, University College London
Department of Psychology, University College London, 5 January 2006
- Understanding anterograde amnesia: Disconnections and hidden lesions
John Aggleton, Cardiff University
Joint meeting with Belgian Association of Psychological Science. School of Psychology, University of Cardiff, 11 April 2007
- Seeing the future: Natural image sequences produce anticipatory neuronal activity
David Perrett, University of St Andrews
Department of Physiology, University of Cambridge, 3 April 2008
- Simulation of another person's behaviour: Effects on object and person attributes
Steve Tipper, University of North Wales, Bangor
Henry Wellcome Building, University of Leicester, 16 April 2009
- Understanding the "social brain": A developmental cognitive neuroscience
Mark Johnson, Birkbeck, University of London
Joint meeting with SEPEX, University of Granada, 17 April 2010
- Are there multiple memory systems? Tests of models of implicit and explicit memory
David Shanks, University College London
Department of Experimental Psychology and St. Johns College, University of Oxford, 14 April 2011
- Understanding face recognition: Are we nearly there yet?
Mike Burton, University of Aberdeen
Department of Psychology, University College London, 5 January 2012
- To load or not to load? The role of load in attention, perception and memory
Nilli Lavie, University College London
Department of Psychology, University College London, 4 January 2013
- Ways of thinking: From crows to children and back again
Nicola Clayton, University of Cambridge
Management School, University of Lancaster, 11 April 2013
- Top down control in visual attention
Martin Eimer, Birkbeck College, University of London
Keynes College, University of Kent, 16 April 2014