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NameRawlings; Grace (1909-1988); OBE, FBPsS
ForenamesGrace
SurnameRawlings
Dates1909-1988
EpithetOBE, FBPsS
Other NamesMiss Rawlings   
GenderFemale
NationalityBritish
DatesAndPlacesLondon & Oxford ? 1939-198-
Devon ? 198-
AddressExeter, Devon
RelationshipsMiss Rawlings was unmarried.
ActivityBirthplace unknown died Exeter 12 August 1988

After studying under Spearman (1863-1945) at University College London, she went to the Central Association for Mental Welfare. A pioneer in educational psychology, she did much to encourage local education authorities to establish their own departments. By 1939 she was working herself for the City of Oxford, while being closely involved with the Canonbury Clinic in North London. At the end of war (II), Grace concentrated upon clinical psychology. At University College Hospital, while continuing to practice in her own right, she was responsible for postgraduate professional training. It was in this field, above all, that she built up her international reputation. Grace was crucially influential on the Committee of Professional Psychologists (later becoming the Division of Professional Psychologists (DPP) and was involved together with Graham Foulds in a survey of clinical service needs which laid the foundations for psychologists in what was then the brand new National Health Service. Her energy and involvement was widespread and rewarded with the the award of the OBE in in 1970.

Within the British Psychological Society Grace Rawlings held many posts including; Secretary, 1959-?, Honorary General Secretary ?, Deputy President British Psychological Society 1957-1959 and British Psychological Society President in 1966-1967, the first clinical psychologist to hold the post.
In retirement she served on the British Psychological Society's Standing Committee on Membership.

The British Psychological Society's photographic archive is named the "Grace Rawlings Visual Archive" in memory of a kind bequest from Ms Rawlings.

Sources "Grace Rawlings-In Memorium" The Psychologist, November 1988 by Tony Black
For historical background and early years of the Division of Professional Psychologists (DPP) see audio disk number 25 in the BPS Audio/Visual archive when Grace Rawlings delivers a talk entitled "Reminisences at 21st birthday anniversary luncheon of the Division of Professional Psychologists" c 1980.

Compiled by Mike Maskill, BPS Archivist for the History of Psychology Centre.
OtherInfoThe BPS photographic archive is named the Grace Rawlings Visual Archive in memory of a kind bequest from Ms Rawlings
Related NameBPS/GB/367
SourceSources "Grace Rawlings-In Memorium" The Psychologist, November 1988 by Tony Black
For historical background and early years of the DPP see disk number 25 in the Visual archive when Grace Rawlings delivers a talk entitled "Reminisences at 21st birthday anniversary luncheon of the Division of Professional Psychologists" c 1980
ConventionsInternational Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) - Ottawa 1996 ISBN ISBN 0-9696035-3-3
National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997

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BPS/001/12/02/04/06 British Journal of Statistical Psychology Editor's (Cyril Burt) Correspondence 1960-1963; 19701960-19631970
AUD/002/OHP 16Preston, Phyllis - Recording23 May 2006
AUD/001/25Rawlings, Grace - Recording1964
AUDBPS Oral History Collections1955 - 2017
BPS/001/7/02/02/02BPS Landlord Rating Grant 1960; 1970-19751960-1975
BPS/001/7/01/05/03Lucy Fildes Fund1977-1979
BPS/001/12/02/04/05British Journal of Statistical Psychology Editor's (Cyril Burt) Correspondence 19591959
GRA/001/01/01Committees1961-1972
PHO/001/04/02/01BPS Diamond Jubilee Dinner 1961 - Photographs1961
PHO/001/04/08/26MRC APU [Applied Psychology Research Unit] Photographmid 20th century
GRA/001Grace Rawlings, OBE, FBPsS, (1909-1988) papers1956-1978
PHO/001/04/08/01Cyril Burt Retirement Party 1950 - Photograph1950
GRA/001/01/04Mental Health Review 1974-19781974-1978
BPS/001/19/03BPS Visual Archive1991-1998
BPS/001/9/05/01/02BPS Working Party on the Legal Registration of Psychologists in the U.K. 1969-19701969-1970
BPS/001/7/01/02/01BPS Banking Correspondence 1941-19841941-1984
BPS/001/6/01/04/01/01XIX International Congress of Psychology, London, 27 July - 2 August 19691969-1972
GRA/001/01Grace Rawlings1956-1978
PHOGrace Rawlings' Visual Archive c 1909-2008
BPS/001/11/04/03/02/05Memorandum Submitted to the Ministries of Health and Education on Responsibility for the Education of Mentally Handicapped Children in England and Wales 19691969
BPS/002/2/06/05BPS English Division of Professional Psychologists (Education and Clinical) Standing Sub-Committee on Training V1962-1964
BPS/001/6/02/01/01BPS Jubilee Correspondence, Publications1961-1962
BPS/001/11/04/02/02/02BPS Co-ordinating Committee of Senior Psychologists in the National Health Service 1960-19661960-1966
BPS/001/10/01/01BPS Committee on Training in Psychology 1963-19751963-1975
KENNA/2/5BPS Archives1959-1974
AUD/002/OHP 49Black, Tony - Recording5 August 2009
BPS/001/11/04/03/01/02Evidence to the Home Office Committee on the Law Relating to Children and Young Persons 1958-19591958-1959
PHO/001Grace Rawlings' Visual Archive Prints, Slides & Digitalc 1830s-
PHO/001/04/08/11Mental Deficiency Conference 1960 - Photograph1960
PHO/002Grace Rawlings' Visual Archive Videos1960-2006
PHO/001/02/436Rawlings, Grace - Photograph20th century
BPS/001/11/04/03/02/02BPS Committee on the Implications of the Summerfield Report 1969-19711969-1971
BPSBritish Psychological Society records1891-2003
BPS/002/2/06BPS English Division of Professional Psychologists (Education and Clinical) 1959-19661959-1975
BPS/001/3/02/01/29BPS Council Papers 19741974
GRA/001/01/03Correspondence1957-1977
BPS/001/7/01/02/02BPS Treasurers' Correspondence 1961-19661961-1966
KENNA/2/3Correspondence1940-2000
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