Wednesday, 02 December 2009
Professor Alfred Allan of the School of Psychology and Social Science was elected as the 197th fellow of the Australian Psychological Society in September 2009. The Society is the peak professional body with about 18,000 academic and practicing psychologists as members. The APS citation that appeared in the December 2009 edition of the Society’s news magazine, InPsych, included the following:
"Alfred is a distinguished contributor to the Australian and international psychology community and to the multidisciplinary field of psychology and law. An extensive list of publications bears witness to his contribution, especially addressing psychological practice in its ethical and legal contexts. He has provided expert consultations to government regarding policy and practice, has consulted to Psychology Registration Boards in three States, and has been recently appointed to the Psychology Board of Australia.
Alfred is an active member of the APS and was foundation Chair of the WA Section of the APS College of Forensic Psychologists from 2000-2001, Chair of the WA Section from 2007-2008, and is currently National Chair of that College. Alfred has also taken leading roles and responsibilities in the Society in areas relating to psychology, law and ethics, as evidenced in his role as Deputy Chair of the Ethics Committee (2002-2004) and later in the role of Chair (2004-2008). During this time Alfred led the Working Group to review the APS Code of Ethics. His dedication, legal knowledge, patience and integrity contributed to the successful outcomes of the committee's work."