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APS (Sydney Branch) Outstanding Lecturer in Psychology - 2010 for UNSW. Congratulations to A/Prof Chris Mitchell for having received the most votes in a very competitive election from BPsych and Psych Honours students. Students were asked to name their most outstanding lecturer in Psychology.  A/Prof Mitchell will be formally presented with the 'prestigious' plaque in the APS presentation evening in late March 2011, to which we extend an invitation for all to attend. Information about A/Prof Chris Mitchell is available at

 APS Sydney Branch sposired the Annual Psychology Postgraduate Conference 2010 Awards. Students from UNSW, Sydney University and Macquarie University met on 24 November to present their research. The programme and abstracts are attached. Tim Schofield (supervisor Tom Denson) and Alexandra Vlasslova (supervisor Joel Pearson) were judged the most outstanding.

Third Annual Sydney Postgraduate Psychology Conference program

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Congratulations to the winners of two inaugural awards in 2009! 

APS Sydney Branch Community Well Being Award 2009  

Nine nominations were considered by the Sydney Branch sub-committee for this inaugural award. With a view to the extent to which the nominations promoted psychological wellbeing in the Sydney community, it was a challenge to distinguish between the nominations. All the nominations are very worthy. Three of the nine were judged very close in terms of promoting positive community wellbeing and so an award was given to all three. The three are: 

  • Never Too Old: Metro Migrant Resource Centre 
  • Kirribilli Tea Rooms 
  • Ashfield Council/Mary MacKillop Outreach Men’s Shed  

APS (Sydney Branch) Outstanding Lecturer in Psychology Award   

This award was won by Dr Tom Denson as selected by the BPsych and Honours students at UNSW.  

22 October - Annual General Meeting, Sydney Branch,

Swisshotel (Blaxland room), 68 Market Street, Sydney

The guest speaker was the Hon Catherine Branson QC, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, who spoke on, "Culture, Social Inclusion, and Mental Health."  For a transcript of this presentation, see below: