3. Profile of the award
The award will be made to a psychologist in Europe who has:
- Through the impact of their research or practice work demonstrated the relevance of psychological knowledge for society.
- Communicated psychological science for societal benefit.
- Used psychological science for public policy influencing.
- Made an outstanding contribution to bringing psychologists from all over Europe together, either from a scientific, professional, practical, or policy-making perspective.
As well as academic or practitioner psychologists, the award is open for example to psychologists working as a journalist, communications person, or policy person. It is also open to psychologists whose research has been translated into an effective tool in these respects. Psychologists at any career stage may be nominated for the award.
EFPA would like to encourage a wide field of applications, and for a diverse group of people from across psychology to have the opportunity and feel encouraged and welcome to come forward, including those who may not normally consider such award schemes are for them. The award is open to all who meet the criteria, inclusive of all personal characteristics and from across European countries.
The Robert Roe Award is awarded during the European Congress of Psychology by the President of EFPA, this may be a virtual or in-person attendance depending on circumstances.