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Prof Robin Morris receives BPS Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on 25/02/2016
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Professor Robin Morris has been awarded the prestigious British Psychological Society Lifetime Achievement Award for Applied Psychology. This award is given on the basis of outstanding personal career success also reinvesting in psychology through encouraging and developing others.

Professor Morris has worked as a clinical neuropsychologist in the IoPPN for the last 26 years, firstly as lead for neuropsychology in the Maudsley Hospital and for the last 20 years as head of the neuropsychology department in King’s College Hospital. He has also been a very active researcher during this period, publishing around 240 papers in neuropsychology concerning a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders, including dementia, epilepsy, focal neurosurgery, psychosis, neurodevelopmental and eating disorders.

Professor Morris says: 'It is an honour to have been considered for this award and I want to use this opportunity thank my joint institutions for all the support provided over the years, which has enabled me to have a very rewarding and interesting career. The IoPPN, the Maudsley and King’s College Hospital are truly amazing places and I have been fortunate to work with a large number of extremely bright, committed and generous colleagues, students and clinical trainees – my thanks to you all.'

Professor Richard Brown, Head of the IoPPN Department of Psychology says: 'This award was inaugurated in 2006 by the BPS to recognise lifetime contribution to applied psychology, both in terms of outstanding personal success but also substantial reinvestment in the discipline. Robin is a wholly deserved recipient of the award this year. He has made an enormous contribution to cognitive and clinical neuropsychological research in diverse areas from dementia to epilepsy. He has supported and developed the careers of many junior researchers and clinicians, helping to maintain the UKs strong traditions in this area. At the same time, he has developed and led a highly effective clinical neuropsychology service across KHP, demonstrating that the clinician scientist model is still alive and strong. Everyone here would wish to offer Robin their heartfelt congratulations.'

To find out more about The British Psychology Society please visit their website.

For further media information please contact Jack Stonebridge, Press Officer, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London on jack.stonebridge@kcl.ac.uk or (+44) 0207 848 5377.

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