The inaugural Award for Outstanding Service to Psychology in Singapore (AOSPS) was presented at the 25th Annual General Meeting on March 21, 2003
The Singapore Psychological Society is pleased to present the AOSPS to Dr. Elizabeth Nair .
Citation for Award for Outstanding Service to Psychology in Singapore (AOSPS) 2003
Dr Elizabeth Nair has an exemplary record of contributions to psychology and the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS) for almost the past 20 years. Her most recent contribution to the SPS was her leadership as the Organising Chair and Scientific Programme Co-Chair for the XXV International Congress of Applied Psychology (7-12 July 2002). This Congress was organised jointly by the SPS and the National University of Singapore (Department of Social Work and Psychology). She was the anchor person in coordinating local faculty members from the NUS and the National Institute of Education (Nanyang Technological University), in addition to presenters from around the world. The Education Minister and Second Minister for Defence, RADM (NS) Teo Chee Hean was the Guest of Honour for this Congress. In the wake of the ‘September 11’ tragedy, the Organising Committee still managed to attract more than 1,600 participants from 67 countries for this Congress. Participants had given posi! tive feedback for the organisation of this most massive event in the history of the SPS.
Dr Nair’s other related contributions include the following:
(1) Having served three terms as the President of the SPS (1984-1986 and 1991-1995),
(2) Having represented the SPS as an Executive Committee Member of the International Association of Applied Psychology (1998 – present),
(3) Having represented the SPS as a Board Member of the International Union of Psychological Science (2000 – present) and
(4) Having received a Distinguished International Psychologist Award (2001) from the American Psychological Association (Division of International Psychology) for her significant contributions to global psychology in promoting the XXV ICAP.
Dr Nair has truly demonstrated selfless and untiring efforts in promoting, on an international level, the professional status of the SPS.