The Elton Mayo Awards recognise original, significant and enduring (over 10 years) contributions to knowledge in the field of Industrial or Organisational Psychology, application of Industrial or Organisational psychology techniques and or contributions to the advancement of Organisational Psychology as a profession. The Elton Mayo Awards are granted for:

a)Outstanding Contribution to Industrial Organisational Psychology Research and Teaching; and
b)Outstanding Contribution to Industrial Organisational Psychology Practice.

 

Administration

  1. The Awards are the responsibility of the APS College of Organisational Psychologists.
  2. The APS College of Organisational Psychologists must appoint a selection committee to be responsible for recommending an appropriate Award recipient to the Board.
  3. The Elton Mayo Awards are offered biennially in each odd year.

Eligibility

  1. Nominees must be members of the APS College of Organisational Psychologists; or
  2. a team of Organisational Psychologists may be nominated provided that one member of the team is a member of the APS College of Organisational Psychologists.

Nomination process

  1. Nominations should be addressed to the Chair of the APS College of Organisational Psychologists.
  2. Nominations should be made in writing and include:
    1. the nominee‟s acceptance of the nomination;
    2. a short statement supporting the nomination (200 words);
    3. the nominee‟s curriculum vitae; and
    4. the full contact details of two referees.

Judging criteria

  1. In judging nominees for the Awards, the selection committee will have regard to a nominee‟s:
    1. participation in professional activities such as presentations and keynote addresses to industrial and or organisational psychology conferences or similar conferences;
    2. involvement in raising the profile of industrial and or organisational psychologists in a positive manner;
    3. holding of office within the Society;
    4. involvement in Society related or other professional activities (eg. the APS College of Organisational Psychologists, the APS Ethics Committee, conference organising committees, course accreditation, registration boards, government lobbying.
  2. In addition to the criteria set out in clause (a), for Outstanding Contributions to Research and Teaching of Industrial and or Organisational Psychology, the selection committee will have regard to a nominee‟s:
    1. publications in leading journals including international journals;
    2. evidence of thought leadership and originality in industrial and or organisational psychology;
    3. provision of outstanding teaching and development of students;
    4. editorship of relevant journals; and
    5. contribution to the practice of organisational psychology through research and teaching.
  3. In addition to the criteria set out in clause (a),for Outstanding Contributions to Industrial and or Organisational Psychology Practice, the selection committee will have regard to a nominee‟s:
    1. (i) reputation for sustained and outstanding success in the provision of industrial and or organisational psychology services over a period in excess of 10 years including:
      • development of innovative products and services which demonstrably improve organisational effectiveness and well being;
      • contribution to the enhancement of individual potential and well being;
      • contribution to acceptance of psychological concepts and theories in organisations; and
      • other successes as appropriate.
    2. contribution to research and teaching in Organisational Psychology through practice; and
    3. giving back to the profession of Organisational Psychology eg by sustained commitment to the development of early career psychologists, or by other significant means.
  4. In addition to the criteria set out in clause (a),for Outstanding Contributions to Industrial and or Organisational Psychology by an Early Career Psychologist, the selection committee will have regard to a nominee‟s level of achievement in the areas set out in clauses (b) and (c) relevant to somebody within the first 10 years of their career.

Value of the Award

  1. Successful candidates for an Elton Mayo Outstanding Contribution to Research and Teaching of Industrial and or Organisational Psychology Award will receive engraved Waterford Crystal or equivalent.
  2. Successful candidates for an Elton Mayo Outstanding Contribution to Industrial and or Organisational Psychology Practice Award will receive engraved Waterford Crystal or equivalent.

Closing date

This award is offered biennial, each odd year.

Nominations close 31 July 2015.

Please send nominations to:

APS Member Groups Administrator (Colleges)
Australian Psychological Society
PO Box 38

Previous recipients

For more information on previous winners, click here

2011

Neal Ashkanasy (Outstanding Contributions to IO Research and Teaching)

2009

Dr Elizabeth Allworth (Outstanding Contributions to Professional Practice)

2007 

Prof Barry Fallon (Outstanding Contributions to IO Research and Teaching)

Dr Mike Knowles (Outstanding Contributions to IO Practice)

Dr Peter Langford (Outstanding Contributions to IO by an early career psychologist)

2005

Prof Boris Kabanoff (Outstanding Contributions to IO Research and Teaching)

Dr Paul Power (Outstanding Contributions to IO Practice)

Dr Lea Waters (Outstanding Contributions to IO by an early career psychologist)

2003

Prof Tony Winefield (academic)

Dr Geoffrey Kelso (practitioner)

2001 Prof Phyllis Tharenou
1999 Mr James McCallum
1997 Prof Beryl Hesketh
1995  Assoc Prof Gordon O'Brien 
1993  Prof Fred Emery