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Award for early career researcher

Posted on 23 November 2020

A former postdoctoral researcher at York has won a prestigious award for her work conducted in the Department of Education at York.

Dr Lisa Bardach is one of six winners from across all disciplines of the Scopus Early Career Researchers Awards for her research into the cognitive and non-cognitive characteristics of students and teachers, the role of teachers and teacher quality in student development and teacher selection processes. 

Along with her fellow winners, Dr Bardach receives a £1,500 grant.

Significant contribution

The awards, supported by Elsevier in partnership with the US-UK Fulbright Commision, aim to recognise and reward outstanding young researchers who are making a significant contribution to their field of research. Dr Bardach was the Social Sciences award winner.

Winners are chosen by an expert panel of judges based on their profiles on the Scopus database.

While at York, Dr Bardach worked with Professor Rob Klassen on the European Research Council funded Teacher Selection Project.

She left York on completion of the project in August 2020 to take up a post as senior researcher and junior research group leader at the Hector Research Institute for Education Sciences and Psychology at the University of Tübingen in south west Germany. She is currently transitioning to an Assistant Professor position at the Hector Research Institute.

Top scholar

Professor Klassen said: “It was a great pleasure to see Lisa recognised as a top scholar among such impressive early career researchers from across the UK. She was, and remains, an incredibly insightful and productive researcher. I look forward to continuing our research partnership in the upcoming years.”

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