Distinguished Career Award for Contribution to Cognitive or Behavioural Research and Therapy

This award is to provide recognition for researchers and clinicians working in cognitive-behaviour research and therapy whose career achievements have made an outstanding contribution to the progress of the field in Australia. No award will be made should the quality of applicants be deemed insufficient by the AACBT Awards Selection Committee.

Distinguished Career Awardees
1995 Jay Birnbrauer 2004 Prof Henry Jackson 2015 Prof Mark Dadds
1996 Sydney Lovibond 2005 Prof Mark Creamer 2016 Prof Louise Sharpe
1999 Assoc Prof Neville King 2006 Prof Richard Bryant 2017 Prof Matthew Sanders
2000 Prof Alan Hudson 2009 Prof Ron Rapee 2018 E/Prof Sue Spence
2002 Prof Kim Halford 2012 Prof David Kavanagh 2019 Prof Frank Deane
2003 Prof Jeff Richards 2014 Prof Amanda Baker
Nomination Details
Download the nomination form below. Applications are due no later than Saturday 31 August 2019.
To be considered for the award
  • A self or peer nomination using the Nomination form is required.
  • The nominee must have made a substantial contribution to clinical practice, teaching or research.
  • Typically the nominee should be in a senior position of leadership.
  • The nominee must be a current member of the AACBT at the time of application.
  • Neither nominees, nor those nominating the potential recipient, should be current members of the AACBT Awards Selection Committee.
The award and related responsibilities
  • It is a condition of the award that a “Distinguished Career Award Address”is presented at the AACBT National Conference in the year of the award.
  • The 40th AACBT National Conference is being held in Adelaide on 24-25 October 2019 and the award winner will receive a complimentary 2-day scientific program registration for the conference.
  • The award winner will receive a complimentary ticket to the Fine Wine Dinner.
  • The award winner will be presented with a commemorative plaque on the night.
  • All travel, meals, accommodation, etc costs are the responsibility of the award winner.