Steven Klimidis Memorial Prize in Clinical Psychology

The Steven Klimidis Memorial Prize in Clinical Psychology is available for award each calendar year to a higher degree research student at the Research School of Psychology who is enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) degree program.

Offered by ANU College of Health & Medicine


Dr Steven Klimidis enrolled in the PhD (Clinical Psychology) program in 1983 and submitted his doctoral thesis - Visual Information Processing Deficit in Schizophrenia - in 1988. His examiners spoke highly of the quality of his research and he was admitted to the degree shortly after.
Following his time at the ANU, Steven pursued a very successful academic career in the Centre for International Mental Health at the University of Melbourne, reaching the rank of Associate Professor. He was looked upon as a truly pioneering researcher in the emerging field of transcultural psychiatry. Tragically, he passed away in 2008. This award has been generously provided by his family.

The prize is valued at $2,500.

Previous winners

Year Name
2021 Alison Hassall
2020 Rachelle Dawson
2017 Hannah Delchau
2014 Kristy Zwickert
2013 Kristen Maree Murray