An eligible student will be a higher degree research student at the Research School of Psychology who is enrolled in either the Doctor of Philosophy degree program in clinical psychology or the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) who: (i) has, at the time of selection for the prize, completed all the required milestones (annual progress reports, mid-term review);(ii) is in the third or fourth year of their higher degree research study; (iii) has completed, with high and consistent achievement, the coursework and clinical placement components under taken as part of the degree program for the degree in clinical psychology; and (iv) has published or has had accepted for publication in final form, a scholarly paper based on the results of research which will be reported in the doctoral thesis in clinical psychology.
About the donor
Dr Steven Klimidis enrolled in the PhD (Clinical Psychology) program in 1983 and submitted his doctoral thesis – Visual Information Processing Deficit in Schizophrenia – in 1988. His examiners spoke highly of the quality of his research and he was admitted to the degree shortly after. Following his time at the ANU, Steven pursued a very successful academic career in the Centre for International Mental Health at the University of Melbourne, reaching the rank of Associate Professor. He was looked upon as a truly pioneering researcher in the emerging field of transcultural psychiatry. Tragically, he passed away in 2008. This award has been generously provided by his wife, Nadia Ranieri and children, Nick and Anna.