New Psychology Lecturer Dr Jasmin Wertz named as Association for Psychological Science’s Rising Star

Dr Jasmin Wertz given award by leading psychological association

Congratulations to Psychology lecturer, Dr Jasmin Wertz for receiving the Rising Star award by the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

I am honoured to be named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science, following in the footsteps of researchers whose work I have long admired. And, for it to come at the same time that I join the Department of Psychology’s thriving community of world-leading scholars, is very special.

Dr Jasmin Wertz

Rising Star

The Rising Star award is presented to APS members in the early stage of their research career post-PhD and recognises the great potential for them and their work.

Everyone in the Psychology Department is thrilled to hear that our new colleague, Dr Jasmin Wertz, has been named as a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science. This honour is an indicator of the outstanding contribution that her research is already making in the field of psychology and signals her promise of excellence in the future. We are also delighted that Dr Wertz chose to join our world-leading team of researchers in Edinburgh.

Dr Sarah MacPherson

Individuals are considered for the award based on the following criteria:

  • significant publications
  • significant recognitions
  • significant discoveries, methodological innovations, or theoretical or empirical contributions
  • work with potentially broad impact
  • commitment to diversity in science
  • demonstrated independence from mentors

This is the second year in a row that a member of our staff has been recognised by the APS. Sarah Stanton received a Rising Star Award in 2021.

Jasmin Wertz

About Jasmin

Dr Jasmin Wertz joined the University as a Lecturer in Psychology from Duke University, North Carolina in January this year. Her research focuses on child behavioural and emotional problems, specifically the biosocial aetiology of these problems, and their implications for life-course outcomes, including attainment and health.

Jasmin completed her undergraduate studies at Universität Bielefeld and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, before moving to Kings’ College London and gaining an MSc in Neuroscience and PhD in Developmental Psychopathology.

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