2018 Award Winners

6 April 2018

The BERA Engagement Committee is delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 Doctoral Thesis and Masters Dissertation Awards.


doctoral thesis award

The 2018 Winner of the BERA Doctoral Thesis Award is Arunthathi Mahendran(Goldsmiths’ College, University of London) for her thesis Surgeon Education, Engaging with the Immanence of Events Of Practice: An Exploration of the Ontological and Ethical Dimensions of Surgical Training and Practice.







Highly commended

Jennifer Farrar (University of Glasgow) “I didn’t know they did books like this!” An inquiry into the literacy practices of young children and their parents using metafictive picturebooks”

Nicola Sim (University of Nottingham) “Like oil and water”? Partnerships between visual art institutions and youth organisations”


masters dissertation award

The 2018 Winner of the BERA Masters Dissertation Award is Helen Manley (Oxford Brookes University) for her dissertation: School-based counselling interventions for the reduction of anxiety in primary school children: a systematic review 


Highly commended

Petra Vackova (The Open University), Social Inclusion in and around Visual Arts Activities: Epistemic Practices in a Preschool Context.

Oliver Gill (UCL-Institute of Education), Autonomy, Accountability and Competition in National Education Systems: a configurational comparative analysis of the evolution of New Public Management across OECD countries.