An academic, author, and pioneer in the field of intelligence research, Dr. Flynn was recognized with the 2020 Mensa Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award for his decades of contributions to the field, integrating psychology with political and moral philosophy to advocate for meritocracy and racial equality.
Best known for her landmark 1957 article “Loss of Recent Memory After Bilateral Hippocampal Lesions,” Dr. Brenda Milner is an eminent professor of psychology in the department of neurology and neurosurgery at McGill University in Montreal. A graduate of both Cambridge and McGill Universities, she has more than 20 honorary degrees and several distinguished awards.
Javier Tourón Figueroa’s creative and important work on the “flipped classroom” concept, wherein direct instruction is delivered outside the group learning space using video or other modes of delivery, has profound implications for gifted students and gifted education.
Dr. Freeman’s work in the area of giftedness over many years is well known and stands out in its field. This award is presented in recognition of a lifetime of contributions to the field of intelligence, giftedness and related subjects.
Dr. Franz Mönks of Munster, Germany, is the recipient of the 2012 International Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the Mensa Education & Research Foundation for Dr. Mönks’ immeasurable influence on the education and psychology of the gifted and talented.
Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen of London, England, was the recipient of the 2010 Mensa International Lifetime Achievement Award for his extensive research and publications on autism.
Dr. Miraca Gross of Sydney, Australia, was recognized with the 2008 International Lifetime Achievement Award for her 25 years of research in the area of human intelligence and extreme giftedness.