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BERA announces 2024 Masters Dissertation and Doctoral Thesis winners

Annually, BERA recognises academic excellence and research rigour demonstrated by both Master of Education and Doctorate students. This recognition underscores BERA’s commitment to developing capacity, advancing quality and methodological originality within the field of educational research. These annual awards are scored by the BERA College of Reviewers, in collaboration with members of BERA’s Engagement Committee.

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2024 BERA Masters Dissertation and Doctoral Thesis award:

Kate Fox has been awarded the 2024 Masters Dissertation prize for her dissertation “Building bridges or barriers? A study of home, community, and school literacy practices in rural Tanzania” 

Emily Macleod has been awarded the 2024 Doctoral Thesis Prize for her thesis “The status and safety of teaching: A longitudinal study of why some young people in England become teachers, and why others do not”

Both winners will receive a £250 prize as well as complimentary registration at BERA Conference 2024.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who applied.

2024 BERA Masters Dissertation winner

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Kate Fox, Ms

Research Assistant at Institute of Education

Kate completed her MA in Education and International Development at the Institute of Education at UCL. She has worked in education for almost 20 years as a teacher, headteacher and teacher trainer, most recently in Tanzania and the UK. Her...

2024 Doctoral Thesis winner

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Emily Macleod, Dr

Honorary Postdoctoral Fellow at University College London

I completed my PhD at IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education & Society in 2023. Within the context of national and international teacher shortages, my doctoral studied whether and why young people do, or do not, want to become teachers when they older,...