Australian Society for Mathematical Psychology
The Australian Society for Mathematical Psychology (ASMP) is a group formed out of the long-running annual meeting. For several decades, this meeting has gathered MathPsych researchers from around Australia and more broadly, to discuss their research in a friendly and single-stream format. The Society was formed after discussions at the 2021 meeting, held in Newcastle NSW. It is open to all researchers with an interest in Mathematical Psychology and a connection with the Australian context, subject to the bylaws.
John Keats Early Career Award
The Australian Society for Mathematical Psychology (ASMP) presents an annual award for exceptional contributions (research, education, and/or service and leadership) in the field of mathematical psychology by an early career investigator. The investigator must be a member of the Australian Society for Mathematical Psychology. The award is named after John Keats, in recognition of his foundational role in establishing mathematical psychology in Australia.
Eligibility, nomination, and selection
The John Keats Early Career Award is given for exceptional contributions to the field of mathematical psychology by an early career researcher. "Early career researcher" is intended to include individuals who are either students or are no more than 10 years beyond the Ph.D. on the nomination deadline (excluding any career interruptions). The award is to be given for contributions in the field of mathematical psychology, including two or more of the following academic activities:
- Research: an outstanding body of research that has made a demonstrable impact on psychological theory, research methods, translation and/or application
- Education: an outstanding portfolio of teaching and/or mentoring in mathematical psychology
- Service and Leadership: service, external engagement, and leadership endeavours that have substantially benefited, applied, or promoted the field of mathematical psychology both within Australia and globally.
The nominee must be a member of the ASMP and can self-nominate with endorsement from a member of either the ASMP or the Society for Mathematical Psychology. The winner will be selected by a special committee appointed by the Executive Committee; the selection committee normally is chaired by the Society's President. The winner will be announced at the Australasian Mathematical Psychology Conference. The recipient will be invited to make a presentation at a future meeting of the Society. Nominations should be sent via e-mail no later than Jan 8th each year. Nominations should include the following as PDFs (minimum 2cm margins and text no smaller than Arial Narrow size 10 font):
- a one-page summary of evidence of the outcomes and impact of the contributions of the nominee, addressing at least two of the three activities: Research, Education, and Service and Leadership. Nominees must specify the desired weighting for each type of activity (must sum to 100%) and must include at least two of the activity types with a weighting each of 10% or more (e.g., [90% Research; 10% Service and Leadership], or [50% Research; 30% Education; 20% Service and Leadership])
- a current CV (maximum 2 pages), including only the top 10 publications. Ph.D. conferral date must be reported, if applicable
- a recommendation letter (maximum 1 page) from a member of either the ASMP or the Society for Mathematical Psychology
- if relevant, a summary of any career interruptions, as permitted for grants managed by the Australian Research Council (maximum 1/2 page).
Nominees can only win the award once. Previously unsuccessful nominees may re-nominate. Nominations will open from Dec 1st each year. Please submit all materials to email@example.com with subject: Early Career Award Nomination <nominee name>.”
- 2023: Timothy Ballard
Douglas Vickers Outstanding Presentation Awards
The Australian Society for Mathematical Psychology presents annual awards for the most outstanding presentations at the Australasian Mathematical Psychology Conference. The award category is named after Douglas Vickers, in recognition of his founding role in the field of mathematical psychology, both globally and in Australia.
Eligibility, nomination, and selection
Any conference presentation is eligible and all co-authors will be included as award recipients. Winners need not be members of the Australian Society for Mathematical Psychology.
The number of awards offered and the selection of winners will be determined by a special committee appointed by the Executive Committee. The winners will be announced at the Australasian Mathematical Psychology Conference.
- 2023 best presentation: Charles Kemp, Simon Jerome Han, James Winters, & Piers Kelly
- 2023 best student presentation: Rebecca K West, William J Harrison , Natasha Matthews, Jason B Mattingley, & David Sewell