The American Psychological Foundation (APF) recently announced Dr. Lindsay Malloy, PhD, as winner of the first annual Division 37 Diane J. Willis Early Career Award. The award provides $2,000 to a talented young psychologist making contributions towards informing, advocating for, and improving the mental health and well-being of children and families, particularly through policy.
Dr. Lindsay Malloy is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Florida International University. She received her PhD from the University of California, Irvine in 2008 and did her postdoctoral training at the University of Cambridge. Her research addresses theoretical and practical questions concerning children’s disclosure of negative experiences and children’s involvement in the legal system. She has published her work in scholarly articles and in reports for non-academic professional audiences. Dr. Malloy’s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and US Department of Health and Human Services. She was named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science.
The APF Division 37 Diane J. Willis Early Career Award is named after Dr. Willis, to honor her life-long advocacy on behalf of children and families. Through her publications, clinical work, and mentoring/teaching she has changed policy at the local, national and international level. Since 1953, APF has been supporting innovative research and programs that launch careers and seed the knowledge base on critical issues around the globe. For more information, please visit the APF Web site at www.apa.org/apf.