Our 2019 'Voices In Psychology' winners

Announcing the successful entrants in our scheme to identify and nurture new writing talent.

Here on The Psychologist, we are proud of our efforts over the years to encourage psychologists to communicate their work with a wide audience. We feature the writing of psychologists across all stages of their journey, but have made particular efforts in recent years to nurture the grassroots.

Last year we launched our 'Voices In Psychology' scheme – a writing competition where we take the winners forward in order to provide them with opportunities and support in developing their writing capabilities. We published the winners and a selection of other entries, and funded them to attend our Annual Conference in order to report and discuss writing for a wide audience.

This year, we set the question 'What makes a psychologist?' We received dozens of entries, of a high standard. It was notable how positive the writers were in their views of our profession and its underlying values. 

We have selected five of the authors to take forward in the scheme:

Laura Oxley, a PhD student at the University of York

Tom Hostler, a lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University and early career researcher

Stephanie Droop, who is doing an MSc in Human Cognitive Neuropsychology at the University of Edinburgh

Hayley Gains is doing an MSc in Psychological Research Methods at the University of Exeter. 

Daniella Nayyar, a PhD student at the University of Birmingham

Congratulations to them, and thank you to all the other entrants.

We are aiming to publish the winners' work in the January 2020 edition, along with a selection of extracts from some of the other submissions.

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