A great year for the SIGN group!

2017 has been an amazing year for the SIGN group. There have been awards, commendations, grants and much more. All the members of the SIGN group have been working at full speed on a huge variety of research projects from Health to Leadership, from Cognition to Organisation. Check out the year’s highlights below.


April 2017

Katie Greenaway won the SASP Early Career Award

May 2017

Sarah Bentley won the SASP Travel Award.

September 2017

Alex Haslam won the International Society of Political Psychology’s Nevitt Sanford Award for contribution to political psychology.

Tegan Cruwys won the APS’s Early Career Research Award

October 2017

November 2017

A team of researchers headed by Alex Haslam, Nik Steffens and Kim Peters won the National Workplace Excellence award for their development of the 5R program.

A 1-year University of Queensland Collaboration Seeding Grant was awarded to Catherine Haslam and colleagues for: “GROUPS 4 HEALTH: Building connectedness in transitioning home from care”.

A Rotary Mental Health Research Grant was awarded to Tegan Cruwys and Cath Haslam to fund a randomized controlled trial of G4H in partnership with Headspace, Metro North, and with young people experiencing social isolation and depression.


Melissa Chang was runner-up for Outstanding Postgraduate Research award.



July 2017

December 2017

The New Psychology of Health manuscript was delivered to the publishers.