SIGN Represented in the SASP Outstanding Postgraduate Research Award

9 July 2021

SIGN is excited to announce that two of its PhD candidates, Mai Tanjitpiyanond and Joanne Rathbone, were among six finalists selected to compete for this year’s Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) Outstanding Postgraduate Research Award, with Mai taking home first prize!

This prestigious award – which recognises outstanding research by postgraduate student members of SASP – saw an unprecedented number of applications submitted this year, making this year’s pool of talent extremely high, and the selection process incredibly competitive. Finalists were invited to present their research to the judging panel and an audience of SASP members at a recent OPRA webinar.

Mai’s award-winning research looked at how economic inequality shapes social class stereotyping, while Jo’s research looked at non-stigmatising alternatives to anti-obesity public health messages and their consequences for health behaviour and well-being.

Well done Mai and Jo for being selected as finalists, and congratulations Mai on being awarded 1st Place!