University of Newcastle Chancellor, Professor Trevor Waring, has received a national accolade for his contribution to the field of psychology.
The President's Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology is awarded by the Australian Psychological Society.
The award recognises distinguished contributions to psychology by a psychologist in later career stage. The contribution must have made a difference to psychology and the Australian community as a whole.
The award paid tribute to Professor Waring’s long term role in the process of regulating the practice of psychology and suicide prevention policy. His leadership in streamlining accreditation of university programs that teach and train psychologists was also acknowledged.
Professor Waring will be a keynote speaker at the society’s national conference in Perth next year.