Dr Patricia Lockwood awarded Rising Star designation by the Association for Psychological Science

Dr Patricia LockwoodCongratulations to Dr Patricia Lockwood, Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church, who has been presented with the Association for Psychological Science (APS)’s Rising Star designation, awarded to recognise outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their post-PhD research careers.

The APS is the leading international organisation dedicated to advancing scientific psychology across disciplinary and geographic borders. Their Rising Star designation recognises researchers whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.

Researchers who are considered for the Rising Star designation are judged on the basis of research excellence as demonstrated by significant publications, recognitions, discoveries, methodological innovations, or theoretical or empirical contributions, and work with potentially broad impact.

Dr Lockwood studied psychology and philosophy at the University of Bristol before completing her PhD at University College London. She is now a Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church, and Medical Research Council fellow at the University of Oxford and the University of Zurich. Her work focuses on social learning and decision-making, and how these processes are related to individual differences in health, disease and ageing.