A DUDLEY psychologist is celebrating after being named West Midlands Psychologist of the Year.

Dr Joe Kiff, a consultant clinical psychologist at Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, was given the accolade by the British Psychological Society.

The 58-year-old, who is based at the Cross Street Health Centre in Dudley, received the award after developing a special website aimed at helping fellow professionals access the latest research and information.

Dr Kiff has spent the last two-and-a-half years creating The Psychology Wiki internet site, which is based on the popular Wikipedia site and since it was launched, has received more than a million visitors from all over the world.

Dr Kiff said: “I decided to create the website after I was sitting at my desk one day and wanted to find out about the latest research on a particular area of psychology.

“When I searched for it on the internet, millions of links came up - a lot of which were hard to access, not relevant or unreliable.”

“All of the free information on the site is reliable as we have systems in place that allow us to quality control check any new addition that is posted.

He added :“It is an honour to be named West Midlands Psychologist of the Year and I hope that I can build on this success by continuing to expand and improve The Psychology Wiki site.”