Psychology Professor recognised in the New Year Honours list

We are so proud that Dominic Abrams is acknowledged in the first of the King's Honours Lists.

We are delighted that psychologist Professor Dominic Abrams has been included in the New Year Honours 2023.

The New Year Honours List is used as one of two points in the calendar – the other being the monarch’s birthday list – to mark the outstanding efforts and incredible public service of individuals to communities across the UK. The Government said this includes contributions to areas such as sustained public service, youth engagement, and community work.

Professor Abrams received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for services to the social sciences.

Professor Abrams is one of the UK’s leading social scientists. A chartered psychologist, he holds fellowships of the Academy of the Social Sciences, the American Psychological Society, Society for Experimental Social Psychology, Society for Personality and Social Psychology and European Association of Social Psychology, and has distinguished contribution awards and fellowships from the British Psychological Society and the Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues, of which he was also president. His research in social and developmental psychology focuses particularly on social identity and social inclusion/exclusion. He recently led a Kent team on a Canterbury-based project to reduce vehicle engine idling and in turn improve air quality, especially when there is increased traffic volume at railway level crossings.