Spearman Medal for Dr Rachael Jack

Dr Rachael Jack, Lecturer at the Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology, was awarded the Spearman Medal at the British Psychological Society Gala Dinner on Thursday 3 May.

The medal recognises outstanding published work in psychology by candidates no more than eight years after the completion of their PhD. Rachael shares the award with Dr Claire Haworth of the University of Bristol.

Dr Jack has conducted a significant body of research on emotion communication across cultures, particularly facial expressions. As well as having her work published in various high impact journals, National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, New Scientist and Time Magazine among others, her work has received several international awards and featured in the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2015.

In response to her award, Rachael said: “I am absolutely thrilled to receive the Spearman Medal. My greatest thanks goes to the BPS for awarding this prize, and especially to Professor Simon Garrod who nominated me.

“It’s a great honour to join such a stellar list of previous winners, many of whom have inspired and shaped the field. I hope that my work will inspire the new generation of researchers, and to encourage wider participation in psychological science.”‌

First published: 23 May 2018