15 Jun 2021
The Psychology Board of Australia (the Board) congratulates Foundation Chair, Professor Brin Grenyer, who was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours.
The honour, which is awarded for service worthy of particular recognition, was awarded to Professor Grenyer for service to psychology.
Professor Grenyer was the Board’s Foundation Chair of the Board from 2009 to 2018. During his time as Chair, Board achievements included introduction of a contemporary set of national standards and guidelines for the profession, implementation of a national psychology examination, reform of the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and introduction of transition programs for international applicants.
Currently Professor of Psychology at the University of Wollongong and Director of the Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders, Professor Grenyer also leads the university’s professional and clinical psychology training.
He is President of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders advocating for people with personality disorders and has received international and national awards for his work in personality disorders and psychotherapy research.
Current Board Chair, Rachel Phillips, said the Board was delighted Professor Grenyer’s contribution to the community, including his legacy as Foundation Chair of the Board, had been recognised.
‘Professor Grenyer has had, and continues to have, a remarkable influence on the community and the wider psychology profession. It is wonderful to have his contribution and service, including to the National Scheme and to the profession, so publicly recognised.
‘We congratulate and honour Professor Grenyer for his accomplishment and breadth of work in psychology for the Australian and international community.’