University of Portsmouth professor's prestigious award for psychological research

A UNIVERSITY professor has received a prestigious award for his work with people suffering psychological problems.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 6:34 pm
Dr Adrian Needs from the University of Portsmouth has received an award for his work in psychological research and training.

Dr Adrian Needs from the University of Portsmouth has been given a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Psychological Society (BPS).

The award recognises the ‘outstanding personal achievements of those who have made significant contributions to psychological knowledge and practice’.

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As principal lecturer in the Department of Psychology, Dr Needs has played a crucial role in the development of academic and professional training routes for forensic psychologists. He previously worked in the prison service with inmates sentenced for violent convictions.

Dr Needs said: ‘To receive the Lifetime Achievement Award is a huge honour. My work has been quite an odyssey.’

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