2014 Caroline Clapham IELTS Masters Award Announcement

The IELTS Research Committee, comprising representatives of the British Council, Cambridge Assessment English, and IDP: IELTS Australia, is pleased to announce the awarding of the 2014 Caroline Clapham IELTS Masters Award to Lorraine Briegel-Jones, for her dissertation submitted to Newcastle University, UK, entitled “An investigation into non-verbal behaviour in the oral proficiency interview: Perceptions of interviewer variability and the impact on candidates.” The dissertation was supervised by Dawn Knight.

The award, which carries a prize of £1000, will be formally presented to the winner at the annual Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC) in March 2015.

The Caroline Clapham IELTS Masters Award is presented annually to the Master’s-level dissertation or thesis in English which makes the most significant contribution to the field of language testing. Qualified individuals who would like to join the 2015 competition are invited to visit IELTS Masters Award page for details of the competition and submission guidelines.

Congratulations to Ms Briegel-Jones!