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Joint winners of the 2019 Psychology PhD Student Publication Awards announced. Congratulations to Nicole Baumann and Owain Ritchie. Read their articles here.

Congratulations to Nicole Baumann and Owain Ritchie for winning the 2019 Psychology PhD Student Publication Awards!

The awards worth of £100 were announced and presented on Wednesday 28 November 2020 by Professor Robin Goodwin during the PGR Celebratory Event.

The competition was open to all articles that were published in international peer-reviewed journals in 2019, either electronically (must have a doi number) or in print, by Warwick Psychology PhD students on the condition that (a) the student is the first author of the article; (b) the student did not submit their PhD thesis before 2019; and (c) the publication is based on research that was conducted during the student’s doctoral studies at the University of Warwick.

This is what the judging panel (Professor Robin Goodwin, Dr Manos Konstantinidis, and Dr Kim Wade) said about the award-winning publications:


Baumann, N., Tresilian, J., Heinonen, K., Raikkonen, K., & Wolke, D. (2019). Predictors of early motor trajectories from birth to 5 years in neonatal at-risk and control children. Acta Paediatrica, 109, 728–737.


“Highly impressive piece of research using two substantial longitudinal datasets to address interesting and highly practical research questions. The paper employed strong methods and presented its argument with considerable coherence and clarity. Analysis was professional and thorough and the findings have important practical implications for interventions with children at risk.”


Ritchie, O. T., Watson, D. G., Griffiths, N., Misyak, J., Chater, N., Xu, Z., & Mouzakitis, A. (2019). How should autonomous vehicles overtake other drivers? Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 66, 406–418.


“This paper reports an impressive set of experiments using physiological assessments and affective judgements to examine behaviour with relation to autonomous vehicles. It does so by illustrating important aspects of human-autonomous interactions via the use of a driving simulator and through the use of video-based methodology. Working closely with a major industrial partner (JLR) this highly topical research has the potential for considerable impact in this fast-emerging field.”


Congratulations again to the winners and their supervisors/co-authors!

Professor Anu Realo, Director of Graduate Studies

Fri 30 Oct 2020, 15:24 | Tags: postgraduate, research

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