Conference 2022 ESAI ECR Award News & Events

ESAI Early Career Researcher Award (ECR) 2022

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ECR awardESAI is delighted to introduce the inaugural ESAI ECR Award 2022.

ESAI recognises the significant contribution that early career researchers make to educational knowledge and practice, both here at home on the island of Ireland, and further afield. Early career researchers are at the cutting edge of new, contemporary and innovative research.

In this first year of the award, the ESAI judging panel has been hugely impressed by the breadth and depth of new thinking that ECRs have shared with them and are delighted to announce that the winner of the inaugural ESAl ECR Award 2022 is Annemarie Doran.

Annemarie Doran presented a paper entitled The domino effect: The impact of school leadership on teachers’ wellbeing. The judging panel felt that this paper was of very high quality, in a relatively under-researched area which applied to a wide field of audience interest.

The judging panel was of the opinion that four other submissions were worthy of note and they decided to make a further award of High Commendation to the following papers:

Maria Holland – Getting into the nucleus of the school.  Experiences of collaboration between special needs co-ordinators, senior leadership teams and educational psychology in Irish post-primary schools.

Paula Lehane – The impact of test items incorporating multimedia stimuli on the performance and attentional behaviour of test-takers.

 Pia O’Farrell – The history of the RCMAS-2 and its reliability and validity examined in an Irish context.

 Craig Skerritt – Student voice and classroom practice in Irish post-primary schools



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