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Applications are now open for the 2023 Florence Levy Emerging Researcher Award

The AADPA Florence Levy Emerging Researcher Award honours Prof. Flo Levy’s outstanding clinical and research contribution to ADHD by recognising an emerging researcher or clinician-scientist in Australia who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of ADHD.

The 2023 Florence Levy Emerging Researcher Award will be presented at AADPA’s 6th Annual Conference (28 – 30 July 2022). The winner will receive an invitation to present at the Conference as well as complimentary conference registration, travel to and from Melbourne and one-night of accommodation at the Sofitel on Collins, Melbourne.

AADPA Florence Levy Emerging Researcher Award

About Prof. Florence Levy

Prof. Levy (1937-2020) had a passion and commitment to improving the lives of children with mental health problems. She was also a pioneer and strong advocate for female academics, a trailblazer for physician-researchers, and an inspiring mentor for many clinicians and researchers.

As a child psychiatrist, she made remarkable contributions to her clinical discipline and was a staunch advocate for families and patients affected by ADHD. Her contribution to numerous scientific papers and book chapters in the field made her a world authority on ADHD.

Eligibilty Criteria

To be considered for this award, applicants must:


  • Be conducting research in the area of ADHD;
  • Be a current member of the Australian ADHD Professionals Association (AADPA);
  • As of 30 June 2023, have held their PhD, or equivalent, for no more than 10 years from the date that their PhD thesis was passed (not the date of conferral) unless they have had a career interruption (including but not limited to carer responsibilities and major illness/injury;
  • Be available to attend AADPA’s 6th Annual Conference (28 – 30 July 2023) either in person or virtually to accept the award and give a brief presentation; and

Assessment Criteria

The recipient will have demonstrated a significant scientific contribution to research in the field of ADHD, relative to opportunity.

The committee will consider:

  • The quality of publications, particularly focusing on the Top 5 publications;
  • Awards, Fellowships, and Grants; and
  • Other signs of recognition for significant scientific contribution.

2023 Florence Levy Emerging Researcher Award Application Form