Natalie AirsSt Mary’s University College, Twickenham Psychology Technician Natalie Airs has won the Psychology Network Technician Award 2010.

Natalie said: "I am delighted to receive the award, and to have made a positive contribution in the School of Management and Social Sciences at St Mary’s."

Each year the Psychology Network, in association with The Association of Technical Staff in Psychology, runs an award to recognise the excellent work done by psychology technicians and demonstrators to support psychology teaching and learning. Candidates were assessed over a number of criteria including interpersonal communication skills, administration and finance skills, and problem solving skills.

Psychology Programme Director at St Mary’s, Dr Wendy Smith said: "We are very pleased that Natalie has received the recognition she deserves. She won the award because she epitomises the technician of the future – providing a knowledgeable and efficient interface among academic staff, support staff, specialist staff, and very importantly, the students."

Natalie wins £150 and the opportunity to collect her ward at the Association of Technical Staff in Psychology Annual Conference.