||[22 March 2017] Dr Rachael Jack of the University of Glasgow has been awarded the 2017 Spearman Medal. 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 amongst others, Dr Jack’s work has received several international awards and featured in the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2015.
She 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."