Diverse Bodies, Genders, and Sexualities

Prizes and Awards

Diverse Bodies, Genders and Sexualities Prize

The Diverse Bodies, Genders and Sexualities Award is a research award that the Diverse Bodies, Genders and Sexualities and Psychology Interest Group presents every year at the APS National Conference.

Nominations are called for early in the year. The Award is intended to promote and encourage excellence in research relating to lesbian and gay issues in psychology carried out by students enrolled in fourth year or postgraduate psychology programs.

Go to the Diverse Bodies, Gender and Sexualities Award page of the APS Website to access application details.

Previous Winners:

  • 2014: Sarah Hunter: "Hegemonic masculinities and heteronormativities in contemporary books on fathering and raising boys"
  • 2012: Heidi Jansen: "Mental health in lesbian and bisexual women"
  • 2011: Natalie Matthews:  The role of the Internet in the formation of a sexual identity for Australian same-sex attracted youth
  • 2009: Not awarded
  • 2008: Not awarded
  • 2007: Greg Fell Working with lesbian, gay and bisexual clients: A workshop
  • 2006: Louise Du Chesne (Charles Sturt University) for her thesis entitled The Subjective Experience of the Lesbian (M)other: An Exploration of the Construction of Lesbian Maternal Identity
  • 2005: Carolyn Ellis of The University of South Australia (article published in August 2006 issue of GLIP Review)
  • 2004: Sharon Dane of The University of Queensland (article published in April 2005 issue of GLIP Review)
  • 2003: Bernadette Spencer of Macquarie University
  • 2002: Aydin Karacanta of Macquarie University (article published in Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Volume 36).