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Dr Antony Kidman Scholarship in Health Psychology 2021-22

Actress Nicole Kidman is proud to establish, with King’s College London, the ‘Dr Antony Kidman Scholarship in Health Psychology’ in honour of her late father Dr Antony Kidman.  The scholarship will be awarded to one student each year undertaking a Master’s degree in Health Psychology. Considered a prestigious award, it will be given to exceptional students in financial hardship to support them with their studies at King’s.


What is the Dr Antony Kidman Scholarship in Health Psychology?

Dr Kidman was an Australian psychologist, biochemist and writer. He was a faculty member of the University of Technology, Sydney for more than 43 years until his death in September 2014. Dr Kidman established the Health Psychology Unit at the University of Technology in 1985 and was the Director until his death. In 2005, Dr Kidman was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his contribution to clinical psychology. His academic achievements include 154 journal articles and nine books as well as regular presentations at conferences internationally.

The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s (IoPPN) is Europe’s largest centre for research and post-graduate education in psychiatry, psychology and basic and clinical neuroscience. It is world renowned for the quality of its research and is the most cited research centre in the world in the fields of psychiatry and psychology, having recently surpassed Harvard in research rankings. The Department of Psychology at the IoPPN has grown to become one of the world’s largest groupings of psychologists undertaking research and education in the areas of clinical and health psychology, neuropsychology and neuroscience and developmental psychology. In 2014, the UK government judged the impact of King’s work in psychology to be ‘100% world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ and our research environment was judged as ‘100% world leading’.

Dr Kidman’s contribution to the field of Health Psychology was significant and the Dr Antony Kidman Scholarship in Health Psychology in the Department of Health Psychology at King’s College London will not only support this important work, but create a legacy to honor the work of Dr Kidman. 

The scholarship will be worth £10,770, available as either a cash bursary or a contribution towards tuition fees.


Am I eligible to apply?

Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • undertaking the full-time MSc Health Psychology at King's, 2021 entry;
  • have firmly accepted an offer of a place in study from September 2021;
  • have provided a written personal statement;
  • Home/EU/International fee status with a household income of £50,000 or less;
  • willing to provide an end of year report and a letter of thanks to the donor.

How do I apply?

To apply, you should download the form here.

Complete and return it to the Student Funding Office.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 5 July 2021.


Where can I get further information?

To find out more about the Scholarship scheme, please contact the Student Funding Office.



The College has tried to give students an early opportunity to begin their research of student funding. Although every effort has been made to ensure that information provided is both helpful to prospective candidates and accurate at the time of its publication, it is possible that some information may be outdated or superseded before the start of the 2021-22 academic year.

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