During the Education Association of South Africa’s Annual Conference (14-17 January 2018), research by Professor Liesel Ebersöhn (Director of the Centre for the Study of Resilience) was recognised when she was awarded the EASA Researcher Medal.
The EASA research medal is awarded to academics who have demonstrated:
o Outstanding achievements in educational research demonstrated by consistent publication in academic journals and book publications with international impact over a period of at least 10.
o Leadership and development of education research demonstrated by two or more of the following:
Successful supervision of post-graduate students
Editorship of academic journal
Leadership of national/international research associations
Successful completion of funded research projects
Prof Liesel Ebersöhn also presented a Keynote Address "Intervention research as social justice pathway between universities and schools in challenged settings" at the EASA Conference. Other keynotes were read by Pprofessor Jonathan Jansen Proessorand ms Mary Metcalfe. The conference took place at the School of Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban.