The Kathleen Tattersall New Assessment Researcher Award

AEA-Europe through its New Assessment Researcher Award seeks to give recognition to members who are new to the field of educational assessment and feel that through their research they have made a considerable contribution to the field.

The winner of the award is given the opportunity to make a keynote presentation at the AEA-Europe Annual Conference.  As a keynote speaker the winner is supported with the cost of travel to the conference, receives 500 Euros and a certificate to acknowledge the award.

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How to apply?

  • The candidate has to provide documentation that will be evaluated by a panel consisting of Fellows of the Association.
  • The documentation must consist of a CV, a letter of application, which shows the motivation of the candidate, two nomination letters and an abstract (3000 words) of the research the candidate wishes to present.
  • Please see here for more information on the submission procedure, criteria for eligibility and submission criteria.

Applications must be emailed to the AEA-Europe Secretariat at by 31 March each year.  If you have any queries, please also email these to the Secretariat who will be pleased to offer support.

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The Kathleen Tattersall New Assessment Researcher Award: 2022 Award Winner

It gives us great pleasure to announce that the winner of the Kathleen Tattersall New Assessment Researcher Award for 2022 is Dr Paula Lehane.

Dr Lehane is an Assistant Professor in the School of Inclusive and Special Education in Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland. Prior to this, she was a primary school teacher in a developing school in Dublin and it was during this time that she became interested in inclusive education.

Click here to read an interview with Paula.

Poster DesignAEA-Europe Poster Award

AEA–Europe encourages its membership to submit poster proposals for its Annual Conference each year. It is a very effective way for professionals engaged in assessment to present their work, having the opportunity to exchange ideas, get feedback to improve their work and develop new, shared projects together with other experts in the field.

“Winning the Poster Award filled me with pride and I was very happy that colleagues acknowledged my work.  Furthermore, the prize, a visit to CITO where we could chat with colleagues about our work, get feedback and learn about all the work being carried out by CITO, was the highlight of my year.”

Deborah Chetcuti, University of Malta
Award Winner, 2015

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