Leon Mann awarded an Honorary Doctorate

Honorary Professorial Fellow Leon Mann AO was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on 12 June.

The D.Phil. citation read, “Honouring his scholarly contributions to the field of psychology through his research in decision making; for translating his findings into curriculum used in IDF officer training programs in Israel; recognising his lifelong commitment to the Jewish people and Israel, including The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he established the Phillip Mann Memorial Prize honouring his late brother and the Mann Family Awards for researchers studying brain disease; and with gratitude for his ongoing efforts to strengthen the partnership between the Hebrew University and the University of Melbourne”.

Leon’s career at MSPS spans nearly 70 years, beginning as an undergraduate in 1956 and progressing through to a Masters student (1961–2), Lecturer (1965–1968), and Professorial Fellow (2002 – present). Professor Nick Haslam and Professor Dan Galai (Jerusalem Business School) paid tribute to his career and contributions in a video screened at the Honorary Doctorate Ceremony on Mount Scopus.