The Christopher Webster Early Career Award honours Dr. Christopher Webster. Dr. Webster’s scholarship and contributions to the topic of violence risk assessment are known to all members of the Association. He is a colleague to many individuals in many countries, and his writings and lectures provide wisdom and significant advancements in knowledge. Of particular relevance to the purpose of this Award, Dr. Webster has acted as a wonderful role model and mentor to several emerging scholars in the field.

We honour his generosity of spirit, the quality of his work, and his instrumental role as a mentor by presenting this award at the annual meeting of the Association. IAFMHS awards one Christopher Webster Early Career Award each year. The recipient of the Award is presented with $500 CAD, and his or her name is published on the IAFMHS website.

Eligible candidates are individuals who are less than 5 years past obtaining their PhD degree. Candidates who experienced career interruptions and exceeded the 5-year time period may still apply, but should explain in their statement reasons for the interruptions.

The rating criteria are: quality of the Abstract, relevance of the candidate’s scholarly work to the objectives of IAFMHS, and overall quality and focus of the candidate’s research career.

Candidates have to submit three documents:
(1) the Abstract(s) of the conference presentation(s) that was/were accepted
(2) a professional statement by the candidate
(3) a recent CV

We are pleased to announce this year's Christopher Webster Early Career Award goes to

Dr Catherine Wilson, Canada

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